Hard Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory issued


Tony Spitz has the details. National Weather Service forecasters say there is no relief for at least the next week from the bone chilling temperatures.

The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings and advisories across IL this New Year's Eve.

The extreme cold combined with even light winds can freeze exposed skin in just a few minutes.

Though the threat of winter precipitation will have ended, the arctic airmass in place and north winds 10 to 15 miles per hour will make for a frigid start to 2018. The wind chill advisory for southeastern MI is from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Monday.

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A surge of Arctic air will push southeast into the region Sunday with a reinforcing shot of cold air Sunday night. 2018 begins with sunny skies, but bitterly cold temps as the high reaches 4 degrees.

The high on Tuesday is expected to be near 18, with a low of around 6, and chilly temperatures are expected to continue through the week. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

The National Weather Service is looking at Thursday as the next chance for snow.