Winds subside tonight; Arctic blast still ahead

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***A WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR THE NORTHEASTERN HALF OF THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING***

What We’re Tracking:

  • Winds let up tonight
  • Arctic air hits for midweek
  • Temperatures rebound nicely for the weekend

Winds will start to subside slightly for the evening, becoming sustained at 5 to 15 mph. Overnight lows Monday night into Tuesday will primarily be in the middle to upper teens. There will be slight chance of a few passing flurries early Tuesday morning, as well.

Highs Tuesday will reach the middle to upper 20s as southwest breezes blow through early in the day, turning to the north late as the blast of cold air arrives.

The brunt of the arctic cold blast moves in for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Morning air temperatures will be hovering right around 0°. With temperatures already that low, it doesn’t take much of a wind to make it feel even colder out there. A 5 to 15 mph breeze during the morning will just make it feel bitterly cold outside. Wind chills will range from roughly -10° to -25°, with the coldest wind chills expected to set up within the northeastern corner of our region. Frostbite can set up within a half hour with wind chills at -20°, and can happen within 25 minutes with a wind chill at -25°. With that mind, make sure to cover up as much exposed skin as possible when heading out the door Wednesday morning, and limit your time outdoors. Please limit your pets time outdoors as well for Wednesday morning as most won’t enjoy this type of cold any more than you would.

-KSNT Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller

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