Wind Chills Could Go Below Zero on New Year's Day

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement and a Wind Chill Advisory for Ohio County ahead of a possible record cold stretch.

Unfortunately the wind keeps moving around and the wind chill stays harsh for much of the night.

No surprise, it's another very cold start to the day with wind chills down into the teens and single digits.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Wind chills from -10 to -20.

Temperatures will moderate some through the week ahead with high temperatures returning to the 20s.

The combination of cold temperatures down into the single digits, below zero in some spots, combined with steady winds will create unsafe wind chill values. Sunday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around -2.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, low around 0. According to the National Weather Service, one-to-two inches of snow per hour are possible with the snow bands, and hard travel conditions are in the forecast. Wind chills around -35 can lead to frostbite in only 10 minutes.

Make sure to stay warm and safe in these winter months, and always turn to your First Warn 5 Meteorologists for the latest weather information. Highs through the New Year for most will not top 0° (Fahrenheit).

The coldest wind chills will arrive Sunday night and will continue throughout the morning hours on Monday.

Thursday, partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9.

Southern Wisconsin clipped with another round of light snow and flurries this afternoon.

  • Rogelio Becker