This surely won't be the only cancellations in the area this week. 

If this is the canary in the coal mine, there are going to be a lot of people with some time off next week.

In anticipation of the upcoming bad weather, NIU has announced the following cancellations.

  • Due to heavy snow, freezing rain and high winds, the main campus in DeKalb, as well as satellite campuses in Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Lorado Taft, will be closed from midnight until 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28. Evening classes and events will be held as scheduled.
  • Due to extremely cold temperatures, the main campus in DeKalb will be closed from 10 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 until 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Satellite campuses will be open and operating on their regular schedules.

I'm guessing that attendance for Tuesday's classes will be pretty low.

Stay safe out there. Check in on loved ones. Don't leave your pets outside. You know the drill.