A windchill advisory in Will County goes into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday and lasts through noon Friday. The temperature will dip to a low of minus 7 with a windchill of minus 23. There are more than half a dozen warming centers in Will County. Eloise Crabb is the COO of MorningStar Mission and says they are open during the day and evening. MorningStar Mission is located at 350 E. Washington Street in Joliet call 815-722-5780.
A complete list of warming centers can be found here.
MorningStar Mission is open during the day between 8 and 5 and closed during the lunch hour. The cold air can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Other warming centers include:
- Catholic Charities Daybreak Center at 611 E. Cass Street in Joliet, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. 815-774-4660
- Bolingbrook Fire Stateion #5, 1900 Rodeo Dr., – 24/7 hours: call ahead at 630-226-8505
- Bolingbrook Fire Station #4, 1111 W. Bought Road – 24/7 hours; call ahead at 630-226-8670
- New Lenox Police Department, 200 Veterans Parkway – by request only; call 815-468-6128
- New Lenox Police Department, 120 Veterans parkway – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday call 815-485-2605 x 101
- Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive – by request only call 815- 436-2341
- Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 West Romeo Road – open 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Romeoville Fire Station No. 3 698 Birch Drive. – open after 9:30 p.m.