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Weather Alert: Much Colder Air and Dangerous Wind Chill Values Are in The Forecast

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES, WIND ADVISORIES, AND WIND CHILL ADVISORIES ARE POSTED FOR VARIOUS PARTS OF THE TRI-STATES FOR TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

For a complete list of active weather alerts, please visit https://wgem.com/weather-alerts/

Leftover slick spots from episodes over the previous 24 hours or so of freezing rain are in many areas with icy spots on many roads, side roads, untreated roads, sidewalks, stairs, and parking lots.   Please use extra caution when you are out and about weather by foot or in a vehicle.

Gusty winds will continue with decreasing clouds and much colder air rolling into the Tri-States Thursday night.

Overnight low temperatures will be in the single digits above zero.

Wind chill values will be dangerously cold and in the 10 to 20 degrees below zero range. Winds will die down some later tonight moving on into Friday morning.

Frostbite can occur within 30 minutes to exposed skin in conditions like we will have Thursday night and Friday  morning so please dress in layers with hats and gloves and take the proper precautions when going out.

On Friday, sunny skies are in the forecast with quiet weather, and breezy winds.  It will be great to see the sun again!

Temperatures will reach into the teens to near 20 degrees in some south areas possibly.

Looking forward to the weekend: lots of sun is expected on Saturday with warmer air and highs near 30 degrees.

Our next weather-making storm system arrives by Sunday morning with a wintry mix at times and accumulating snowfall also in the forecast throughout the day on Sunday.

Travel will likely be impacted in the area to some degree. Temperatures will rise into the low 30s.

Watch WGEM News Today and Meteorologist Jeremy Ledford starting at 5 AM on Friday for the latest forecast data and any updates as you head out the door!

~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist

Mike Cole

Mike Cole is the Chief Meteorologist on the WGEM StormTrak weather team. You can watch his forecasts each evening on WGEM News at Five PM, Six PM, and Ten PM.

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