Wind Chill Advisory in Effect for Southeast Michigan

The National Weather Service reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season."

A wind chill advisory is in effect for Ferndale and much of southeast Michigan, the National Weather Service announced Monday evening.

The blistering cold winter weather has already caused schools in Detroit, Dearborn, Lake Orion and other areas to cancel classes for Tuesday, according to WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.

Ferndale Public Schools did not announce a closure as of Monday night.

The NWS reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season."

Temperatures will drop to the single digits and as low as -5 heading into Tuesday morning. The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero.

The wind chill advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday in several counties, including: Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb, Livingston and Genesee.

The NWS warns that prolonged skin exposure to the cold can result in frostbite and hypothermia. It's recommended that exposure to the elements is limited and that hats and gloves be worn.

Stay with Ferndale Patch as more information becomes available.


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