More frigid air makes its way into Mid-Michigan - WNEM TV 5

More frigid air makes its way into Mid-Michigan

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Another round of frigid air is making its way into Mid-Michigan, with temperatures expected to drop to double-digits below zero in parts of the Lower Peninsula and up to a foot of snow forecast for some lakeshore areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for much of Michigan, predicting brisk winds and temperatures as low as minus 11 in the central Lower Peninsula early Tuesday.

Ahead of the cold front, temperatures reached the mid-30s Monday afternoon in parts of southern Michigan. Kalamazoo and Lambertville reported 36 degrees at 1 p.m.

But by 9 p.m., Kalamazoo's temperature was down to 20, and it was 12 above at Lansing, Pontiac and several other points. Pellston in the northern Lower Peninsula was the state's cold spot at minus 7.

Here at home, TV5 Meteorologist Lauren Fahrenkrug says that wind chill values are currently at 10-20° below zero. Wind chill advisories are in effect for the Tri-Cities, Thumb, and I-69 corridor from midnight through noon Tuesday. We will also see flurries Tuesday.

Tuesday highs will really struggle to get anywhere near the double digits. Most will stay in the 5-10° range for highs, with wind chill values remaining below 0.

There is also a Lake Effect Snow Advisory in effect for Sanilac and St. Clair counties until 12 p.m. Tuesday.

In sub-zero temperatures, health experts say you shouldn't spend more than 15 minutes outside.

Unfortunately, some people don't have a warm place to go. Many are turning to shelters, like the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission in Bay City.

Leaders at the shelter say they are busier than they've ever been. More than 100 people spent the night at the shelter Sunday.

The director of the shelter says they are bringing in extra mattresses and plan to make room for more people.

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