The National Weather Service says the extreme cold can cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 30-minutes.
The National Weather Service office in Cleveland has Crawford County under a wind chill advisory until noon, today, with a winter weather advisory in effect until 7 a.m. Wind speeds will slowly start to weaken into the overnight hours as well, finally becoming calm early Sunday morning. The wind chills can drop as low as -20°F to -25°F throughout the night. Thankfully, this arctic air will not have the time to entrench itself and continue our 2 week long streak in the freezer (it's been 13 days since we broke 32 degrees ANYWHERE in the state). While majority of the day is calm, a weak front will push into the area Sunday evening/night sparking off a few snow showers. Clouds increase throughout the day on Sunday and temperatures reach into the low 20s. A mix of rain, sleet, and snow is expected. Some places in the positive single digits and others in the negative single digits. A Wind Advisory has been issued for all of Southern New England for today, into this evening, with expected wind gusts between 40- 50 miles per hour. Lows will fall well below zero again for tonight.
Extreme cold conditions are expected with temperatures in the single digits or lower; wind chills well below zero. This could turn into a freezing rain and ice situation and we will be monitoring this storm closely through the weekend.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, blustery and cold. Expect temperatures to soar into the 60s under mostly cloudy skies.