Published: Tue, January 29, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

School closures as sub-zero cold chills US Midwest

School closures as sub-zero cold chills US Midwest

The winds will also pick up later Tuesday through Wednesday. We'll reach high temperatures in the mid single digits below zero relatively early tomorrow, then temperatures will fall into the teens below zero by early tomorrow evening. The weather agency says that the temperature will dip to - 8 C by later this afternoon before plummeting to - 15 C overnight with the wind chill making it feel closer to - 23. Some strong winds and chills will be cold enough that it could lead to frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of minutes. Highs Wednesday stay in the -10s despite sunshine. Temperature rising to -18 by morning but there will be wind chills of -36 in the evening and -27 overnight. A trough from the low will linger over the local area through Tuesday night.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lake effect snow showers. Patchy blowing snow before 7am, then patchy blowing snow after 4pm. "The rest of the area gets a coating-3", most spots trending to the higher end of the range. Wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. High near 45. Northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow, mainly before midnight.

North Dakota, which shares a border with Canada, recorded some of the most frigid air, with some areas plunging as low as -30F. Wind chill values as low as -40. The rest of the snow should melt by sunset on Wednesday.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a chance of snow.

Since the event will start as rain Monday night it'll be hard for TDOT workers to treat the roads, and with snow falling during the morning commute roads will likely be quite slick.

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