Weather advisory predicts icy cold

Olive Hawkins
January 13, 2018

The expected high on Thursday is near 22 degrees but temperatures will drop, with a potential low of 5 and wind chills of up to minus 10, Thompson said.

The county will see between 8-12 inches of snow throughout the day with the heaviest accumulation expected to last until between 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Tonight will see clear skies and temperatures around 4 degrees, with winds WNW at 10-20 miles per hour.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.

After the snow moves out, single-digit temperatures are moving back in Friday.

If you haven't already felt the biting cold temperatures as you were clearing snow from your vehicle on Thursday afternoon, you will very soon.

Rain is likely off and on Friday, according to the National Weather Service, with fog possible in the morning.

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Organizers canceled a similar event on the Chicago lakefront, after the temperature there dipped below zero and thick white steam rose from the lake.

A wind chill advisory from the National Weather Service remains in effect until noon Wednesday. The previous record of 5 degrees was set in 1969 on New Year's Day. New Yorkers can also file a heat-related complaint for non-residential buildings including senior centers, drug treatment facilities, private schools, daycares and government buildings.

"We've got a weather system that will be coming in this weekend that will be bringing some moderation to the temperatures".

The cold has been blamed for at least nine deaths in the past week.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers.

Warming shelters were opened across the South as freeze watches and warnings blanketed the region.

The cold weather is prompting the N.C. Zoo to bring its elephants, gorillas, lions and other African animals into their behind-the-scenes enclosures, where the public can't see them.

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