Morning Update: All of southeast Wisconsin added to wind chill advisory
Updated: 8:26 a.m. December 25, 2017
The wind chill advisory has been expanded to include Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties but only for Tuesday morning. In those counties the wind chill advisory goes from midnight Monday night through noon on Tuesday.
The wind chill advisory still remains in effect for the rest of our area from 6 p.m. Christmas evening through noon on Wednesday, a total of 42 hours.
Posted: 5:17 p.m December 24, 2017
A wind chill advisory has been issued for most of southeast Wisconsin including Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. The advisory does not include Walworth, Racine or Kenosha Counties. The advisory starts Christmas evening at 6 p.m. and lasts for 42 hours until noon on Wednesday.
Temperatures will fall all day on Christmas Day with high temperatures likely reached early in the morning. Most of the afternoon will be spent around 10° for an air temp with wind chills below-zero all day long thanks to wind gusts as high as 30 mph.
By lunchtime on Christmas wind chills will be between -5° to -15° and will continue to drop. By back to work time Tuesday morning wind chills will reach dangerous levels as cold as -25°.
With wind chills this cold, frostbite can develop within 30 minutes and those who spend extended time outside are susceptible to hypothermia. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to see how cold the temperature and wind chill is where you live.