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Wind chill advisory for region kicks in tonight

Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 3:54 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 11:20 PM
By: Breaking News Staff




Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly clear overnight, StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said tonight.

While winds will diminish, he said, it will still be blustery with some blowing snow still possible in rural areas. Temperatures will plummet to near zero with wind chill readings likely to reach 5 below zero to 10 below zero by morning in the city and perhaps colder north.

The wind chill advisory goes into effect at 11 p.m. and is to expire at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected to start the day along with bitter cold. Clouds will increase during the afternoon with light snow showers developing late in the day, mainly north of I-70.

Snow showers will linger north of I-70 into the evening with light accumulation possible. A few flurries will be possible south. High temperatures will struggle to reach the lower 20s with wind chills staying in the single digits to teens.

Thursday: A few flurries will be possible early, mainly north. Otherwise expect partly sunny skies with moderating temperatures. Highs will rebound into the upper 30s.

Friday: Clouds will increase through the day with showers developing by evening. The rain may begin mixed with some snow or sleet before changing over to all rain. Showers will linger into the night. Temperatures will rise from the lower 30s in the morning to lower 40s in the afternoon.

Saturday: Much colder air will arrive with blustery conditions. Rain showers will change to snow showers and flurries early in the day as temperatures fall. Early morning highs in the middle 30s will drop into the 20s through the day.

Sunday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with blustery, cold conditions. Some scattered snow showers possible. Highs are expected to remain in the 20s.