The cold that has set in today is only a preview of what’s to come. As of now, we’ve “warmed” into the low 20s due to the little bit of sunshine we have. However, the coldest air has yet to arrive. Frigid air will continue to pour in behind a secondary arctic front. Temperatures will drop from the teens and 20s today, down to the single-digits and teens tomorrow.
Cold, cloudy, and snowy is how Tuesday began. Despite the bitter temperatures today, the coldest air has yet to arrive. Tonight through Friday morning will consist of intense cold with dangerous wind chills. The WIND CHILL ADVISORY will take effect early Wednesday morning and last through the early afternoon of Wednesday. Wind chills during this time will drop into the negative teens thanks to a strong westerly wind. When wind chills are this low, frostbite can occur in as little as 30 min. The next few days will be “inside weather.” If you must go out for any reason, bundle up with many layers and protect all exposed skin. A few rogue snow showers will be possible during this intense cold. Accumulations will be minor, if any. Temperatures will bounce back over the weekend as we get back up into the 50s for afternoon highs. Next week has more precipitation potential, but the precipitation that falls will be mostly the liquid kind.