Brutally cold air will enter Michiana beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 30. It turns extremely cold at night with gusty winds. In fact, the temperatures could stay below zero from Tuesday through Friday. With that said, some spots are in the running for light snow accumulations, especially along and north of the I-64 corridor. Patchy blowing and drifting snow possible.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values.
Those wind chills can cause frostbite to exposed skin within 5-10 minutes, the Weather Service reported.
Bitterly cold temperatures will continue through the entire day Wednesday with highs only reaching the teens. Low temperatures dip to near 10 with wind chills of 0 to -8 by morning.
Starting Tuesday morning, actual temperatures will not climb above the single digits until Friday morning.
These squalls are expected to taper off overnight.
In other places, lows are expected to plummet to as low as minus 30 degrees.
Tomorrow night: Snow is likely during the evening, with temperatures falling below freezing throughout the region. We'll have sunshine and seasonably cold temperatures - with highs near 40. Winds coming from the east at 20 km/h early in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Snow showers are likely Sunday. The timeframe for snow will be right after midnight for our northwestern counties, and ending around sunrise for our southeastern counties. This will at times be record setting and the coldest many people have ever experienced.
Let's talk about wind chills first.
Friday: Morning snow showers, mostly cloudy. Highs will top out into the upper 30s with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon.
Starting Monday night, the real deep freeze begins.