Dangerously cold air pushing in for 36 hours - WNEM TV 5

Dangerously cold air pushing in for 36 hours

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An arctic cold front is in progress through our area this morning, and continues to produce scattered snow showers along the TN border of Western NC.  Wet weather tapers off as even more bitter arctic air arrives around lunchtime.  Temperatures start in the 30s and fall through the day into the teens and 20s.  Blustery wind moves in as well, gusting up to 35mph by this afternoon.  Overnight, temperatures fall into the single digits with below 0 wind chill.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon today for Graham, Swain, Haywood, Madison, Yancey, and Mitchell counties.  Scattered moderate to heavy snow could cause road issues, as well as temporary white-out conditions as the wind kicks up.

There is a Wind Chill Warning in effect from 6pm through noon Tuesday for Western NC, excluding greater Polk, greater Rutherford, & greater McDowell counties.  Temperatures overnight are expected to reach between -5-5°, with a wind chill sending the "feels like" temperature down to -30°.  This is a dangerous cold, don't be outdoors unless you absolutely need do and are properly dressed.  Do not leave animals outdoors unattended.

There is a Wind Chill Advisory for the Upstate, NE Georgia, and greater Polk, greater Rutherford, and greater McDowell counties in Western NC.  Overnight temperatures reach between 5-10°, with a wind chill sending the "feels like" temperature down to -18° at times.  Keep pets in mind and take care if you're outside to be dressed appropriately.  Frost bite and hypothermia can set in quickly in a cold like this.


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