Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 shakes out as the coldest day by far of this young Winter season. Wind Chill and Wind Advisories remain in place through 1pm as the bitter cold continues to pump on in. Winds continue to gusts between 30-40 mph with wind chill factors of 5 to 10 degrees below zero hence the extension of the advisories.
The cold weather will slowly ease by Tuesday and into the middle of the workweek. Air temperatures will be back near 32 degrees Tuesday with tons of sunshine and less wind. Clouds increase late though Tuesday as our next storm system rolls in with rain not snow Wednesday.
High temperatures on Wednesday will be back near 50 degrees with similar conditions expected Thursday as well. We cool right back down, with highs in the 30s Friday and upper 20s Saturday. Our next chance for frozen precipitation comes at the end of the weekend ahead.
For now it's a "Triple Layer Alert". Make sure you wear lots of layers, hats, gloves, and scarves to protect exposed skin from the brutal cold. The sunshine unfortunately will not make it feel any better.
Bone chilling cold will be felt this evening as temperature fall into the teens and wind chill slip back below zero. At least it's dry right. Just keep thinking warmer times ahead. It all starts Tuesday!!!