Bitter cold grips Michiana for the next several days

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Bitter cold, complete with sub-zero wind chills is settling into Michiana for the next few days. With that, the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center forecast:

Lake effect snow will fall today into tonight across parts of the area, but it won’t snow the entire day. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through tonight for Berrien County, where another 3-6” is possible. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for La Porte, St. Joseph and Cass Counties for an addition 2-4”. The best timing for a heavier band of lake effect snow appears to be late afternoon into the evening.

A few snow showers and flurries remain possible tonight into New Year’s Day with bitterly cold temperatures moving in through the remainder of the week. Another round of lake effect snow looms mid-week with a moderation in temperatures by next weekend into the 20s.

Today: Mostly cloudy with lake effect snow. High of 15.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with lake effect snow showers. Low of 2.

New Year’s Day: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a few L.E. snow showers, highs near 10.

Tuesday: Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper single digits.

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST /9 PM
CST/ THIS EVENING TO NOON EST /11 AM CST/ TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills
  will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
  skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 25
  below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and
  northwest Ohio.

* WHEN...From 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ this evening to noon EST /11
  AM CST/ Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The greatest danger to those outdoors will
  occur tonight and again Monday night into Tuesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

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