Michigan dealing with record breaking cold temperatures - WNEM TV 5

Michigan dealing with record breaking cold temperatures

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A Wind Chill Advisory was in effect as Mid-Michigan woke up to record breaking cold temperatures.

TV5 Meteorologist Doug Moats says the persistent weather pattern is driving bitterly cold air south out of the Arctic with most areas falling to record lows.  

Many Mid-Michigan communities will plummet to -14 degrees. Combine that with strong northwesterly winds and wind chill values will be between 15-25 degrees below zero.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect through Friday morning. 

And with those temperatures falling to record lows, most of you will be staying bundled up inside.

But what about those who don't have a warm place to go? That's where local shelters step in to make sure people stay safe when it's simply too dangerous to be outside.

There is an estimated 34-hundred homeless people in Genesee County alone. And only about 200 shelter beds.

Cars have also taken a hard hit with this cold weather, especially if they aren't protected from the elements.

Mechanics TV5 talked to said they have seen more and more cars all week as the temperatures drop. And if you've slacked on your car's maintenance, it might come back to haunt you.

Experts say the best solution is to keep up on the maintenance recommended by your manufacturer and to park inside a garage if possible.

Try to stay inside during this cold stretch and be safe.

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