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2018 kicks off with bitter cold weather

2018 kicks off with bitter cold weather

According to the National Weather Service, we have not had a high temperature above 32 degrees since Christmas Day. The air will be slightly warmer Wednesday but still below freezing, with apparent temperatures reaching closer to 15-20 degrees.

Thursday, there's also a slight chance for snow in the morning, but the skies are expected to start clearing up.

The total expected snowfall could be more than 4 inches, Orrock said, depending on the specific track the storm takes.

A Wind Chill Warning and Wind Chill Advisory remain in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday for parts of central in as extreme cold continues around the state. Here, pedestrians are rugged up in beanies as steam rises from a manhole in Lower Manhattan, New York.

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Officials throughout the region urged residents to alert social services if they saw people stuck outside in the cold. Bitter cold was blamed for at least four deaths across the United States over the New Year's holiday weekend. "We're used to a lot of snow here in Erie, but this is unprecedented, the amount we got", Dahlkemper said.

Authorities opened warming shelters in the South as temperatures dipped notably close to zero in Alabama and Georgia.

Dangerously low temperatures and wind look to continue for the next few days.

On Tuesday, apparent temperatures will hover below 10 degrees across the state.


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