First Alert Day from until 12 p.m. Wednesday for dangerous wind chills
Wednesday morning will have the coldest temperatures
Quad Cities, Iowa (KWQC) - ***FIRST ALERT DAY until 12 p.m. Wednesday for sub-zero wind chills***
A First Alert Day is in effect for dangerous wind chills of -30º or lower. Along with the dangerous wind chill some record lows are in danger this morning along highway 20 where the air temps may get as cold as -20º or lower in some spots. Finally, today we will break free from the arctic air. It’s not to say it will be warm, but south winds will get us into the teens, above zero, and warm us overnight. Thursday will bring highs in the 30s before another front moves through bringing flurries and another round of sub-zero wind chills for Friday. Look for temps to get back to normal this weekend before another system arrives next Tuesday.
Temperatures early Wednesday will be near 0 or colder for everyone. Even with a lighter wind at less than 10 mph, wind chills will reach -15 to -30 degrees. These conditions bring a threat of developing frostbite on exposed skin in 20 minutes or less. Into Wednesday afternoon southerly winds return and the threat of these wind chills will come to an end.
TO BEAT THE COLD:
Prepare for heading outdoors by covering as much skin as possible. To keep children safe, driving them to school or letting them wait in the car until the bus arrives would be better options. Do not keep pets outside for long.
FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.
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