Single-digit temps expected tonight

Cold weather has been late in arriving this winter, but now it is blowing in from Canada with a vengeance.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for this area for tonight, Jan. 4, and tomorrow, citing extreme wind chill values.

“The combination of strong northerly winds and temperatures falling into the single digits will result in wind chill values of 5 to 10 below zero late tonight into Tuesday morning,” the weather service said.

Tonight’s forecast is for mostly clear skies with a low around 8, but the wind will make it feel like 5 to -5 degrees. Winds will be from the north at 11 to 15 mph, but could gust as high as 26 mph.

Things will moderate only slightly by Tuesday, with a high near 28. Wind chill will make it feel like 5 to -5 degrees. The wind will continue to blow from the north at 7 to 10 mph.

The wind will calm down by Tuesday night, which will be clear with a low around 14.

It will warm up by Wednesday, with sunny skies and a high near 40.