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Wind Chill Warning starts at 6 p.m., the coldest air since 1996 arrives tonight

NOW: Wind Chill Warning starts at 6 p.m., the coldest air since 1996 arrives tonight

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Arctic air will quickly move across southeastern Wisconsin this evening.  Temperatures by 10 pm will drop between -10 to -20!  The winds tonight through Wednesday will remain up between 15 to 25 mph. 

A low near -20 is possible for Wednesday morning; moreover, wind chills for Wednesday morning will drop to -50 below.  This arctic air is extremely dangerous.  Please check on elderly and bring in outdoor pets and animals!

The record low for tonight is -24! 

While 2014 had some very cold temperatures, this outbreak of cold is closer to the outbreak of February 1996.  The all-time record low was set on February 3, 1996 at -26.  It doesn't look like Milwaukee will get that cold but we will make a run at it.

The coldest low maximum is -13!  Wednesday afternoon we are expecting a high of -10, so we will monitor that record as well.

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