As the Snow Ends in the Capital Region, Here Comes the Bitter Cold

Millions of Americans are being impacted by dangerously cold weather. Temperatures are well below zero this morning with win chills as low as 60-below-zero in parts of the midwest. The National Weather Service says frostbite can occur in as little as five minutes on exposed skin and even hypothermia can happen if precautions aren't taken. Officials also urge people to protect their lungs from the cold air by avoiding deep breaths and minimize talking.

In the Capital Region a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 5pm Wednesday until 1pm Thursday. Here's the rest of our forecast:

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance of a snow squall - High of 23 degrees

Wednesday night: Clearing skies, low of -3 degrees

Thursday: Partly Sunny, breezy, high of only 13 degrees and it'll feel like 0 to -10 degrees

Friday: Sun and clouds, still cold, high of 19 degrees

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