Weather service issues wind chill advisory, extends winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory and a winter weather advisory.

Posted on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.

ELKHART – The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana issued a winter weather advisory in the early hours of the morning, which is accompanied by a wind chill advisory issued yesterday evening.

The winter weather advisory, which covers much of the state including Elkhart and St. Joseph counties, will be in affect from 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 until 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. The wind chill advisory, which was issued last night, will last until 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

The combination of an airmass moving across the midwest, brisk winds and a cold front sweeping down from Canada today will cause the wintry weather. The advisory said strong winds will proceed the front today, followed by snowfall from tonight until Saturday afternoon. Total accumulations of new snow are expected to be between two and four inches, the advisory said.

The weather service warns wind chills will drop to between 15 and 25 below through 1 p.m. Friday and that extended exposure to the low temperatures could cause frostbite.

Drifting snow will create hazardous travel conditions through Saturday, the advisory said. Extreme caution should be taken if travel is necessary, as visibility will be limited and roads will be snow-covered.

Here is a full list of businesses and schools that will have delayed starts or will be closed today.

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