The very strong winter storm that passed over the Midwest has left large amounts of snow across the area (many nearing the 1 foot mark) and the coldest air we've seen in about two decades. A Wind Chill Warning is in place for the entire area until Tuesday evening with dangerously low wind chills during the two day period. At times values will drop as low as -40º and possibly lower, especially during the overnight period. Even temperatures will stay below zero today with highs near -5º but temperatures dropping a bit this afternoon and holding steady near -10º. Some sunshine returns to the area finally today, though warmth will not be a part of the forecast. Very gusty winds out of the northwest surpassing 30mph will make for snow drifting/blowing. Travel is still highly discouraged with these conditions. Tonight we drop down into the mid teens below zero. A gradual warming trend arrives through midweek, but a few more rounds of accumulating snow are back for the second half of the week. Stay safe and warm, everyone!
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