Once again, we will be under a Wind Chill Advisory for the rest of the night and into Sunday.
Monday night: Mostly clear, low around 6 below. Tomorrow night, lows plummet -15 to -20, with wind chills as cold as -35.
The National Weather Service has pushed up the wind chill advisory to begin at six Saturday night through noon Tuesday. Under these conditions frostbite can develop on exposed skin in less than 30 minutes, so individuals planning on outdoor activities or caught in the outdoors during this time will need warm clothing and protection for their hands and face.
To keep track of the current temperatures and wind chills, and see the detailed and only 10-day forecast for Madison, stay tuned to WISC-TV3, Channel3000.com, and the Channel3000.com First Alert Weather & Traffic app. Skies will be clear, the breezes will be biting, and the temperatures and the wind chills will both be bitterly cold. The high on New Year's Day is only nine degrees, with the Monday night low of 2-below zero. That'll be short lived, however, because Wednesday another push of cold air moves in sending us close to double digits below zero. A sprawling area of arctic high pressure is to blame for the cold, even though that high is centered well to our west across the central part of the country through the start of the week. Don't expect any big thaw or warming trend, as high temperatures are expected to remain below freezing indefinitely.More news: Northwestern's Clayton Thorson suffers scary knee injury
Wed: High: 32 Low: 13 Sunny.
New Year's Day: Mostly sunny. Actual temperatures tonight will be near -10, but our wind chills will be around -15 to -30.
Bitterly cold weather will continue from Saturday afternoon through the New Year's holiday through Tuesday of next week.