(FOX 9) - Have you been outside today? It is about to be really, really cold.
Temperatures have been sliding through the night with wind chills in the metro dipping below zero around 6:00 a.m. and could be hitting around -20 this afternoon.
Brutal cold today with gusty northwest breezes and falling temps through the day with feels like temps in the 20 below range through the afternoon... our morning light snow will eventually give way to some sunshine... your Thursday Dayplanner... pic.twitter.com/zGOosT4ffp— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) January 24, 2019
Western Minnesota is already dealing with wind chills of -20 leading to many schools closing or delaying their start times.
Wind chills now subzero in the metro and falling quickly to the 20s below zero by lunch time... already there in central and western MN... pic.twitter.com/qaH5LIUcRH— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) January 24, 2019
A wind chill advisory is in effect through Friday morning because frostnite could occur in under 15 minutes.
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