Unsafe wind chills likely in St. Louis area into New Year's Day

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Unsafe wind chills likely in St. Louis area into New Year's Day

NEW YEAR'S EVE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

Friday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 26, the weather service said.

Along the way, subzero temperatures will grip the region at night.

That's according to the Northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service, which issued a wind chill advisory for tonight through 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Data from the organization show that Thursday will be the coldest day of the week in Allentown, but the coldest days of winter are expected in late January and early February, Silva said. Going into the weekend, according to the weather service, there's a 20 percent chance of snow Friday with a high of only 34, then mostly cloudy Saturday and a high of 36 degrees. From Dec. 27 to January 5, record low temperatures range from negative 30 to negative 37 degrees-far lower than the coldest low temp forecast so far, which is negative 23 degrees on Dec. 31. Combine that will a couple of gusts of wind out of the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour, making it feel like double digits below zero.

"The colder it gets the more people will try to get out of the cold", he said.

"Bozeman to West Yellowstone could see 6" - 8" of snow and in the back country near Cooke City 1' - 3' feet of snow is possible.

Additionally, he said people should always have a means of communication.

With sub-freezing temperatures here to stay this week, shelters are available in Northwest Indiana for folks looking to get out of the cold. Frost bite settles in at those temperatures in around 10 minutes. "Make sure to bundle up", he said.

Positive Avenues, 320 Putnam St., is experiencing an increase in visitors with the cold weather.

"You lose a surprising amount of heat from your head, so wearing a hat is always advised if you can't wear a mask", he said.

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