Unsafe wind chills, bitter cold

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New Year's Day, as extremely cold air continues to sweep through the region.

A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect for all of southeast MI from 9 p.m. Sunday through 11 a.m. We may warm above the freezing mark Sunday.

Be safe and Happy New Year!

Here is your weather authority forecast for the morning of Sunday, December 31.

-9 for the morning low, the record is -12. The weather service warns of frost bite and hypothermia risks.

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The Wind Chill Warning impacts Kane, Kendall, Ogle, Grundy, Iroquois, DeKalb, McHenry, LaSalle, Kankakee and Lee until noon Monday. New Years Eve lows around Branch County are expected to get down to five below with wind chills between five and 15 below zero. Afternoon temperatures though will recuperate back in the lower 50s with finally some sunshine.

Lake effect snow also was forecast in a portion of northern in through Sunday evening.

Monday will also bring #2 of the Supermoon Trilogy.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. That's a funnel of cold air being piped down straight from the Arctic Circle. The advisory remains in effect until noon Tuesday.

And Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 19.

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