Expect extreme cold tonight into Friday

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The National Weather Service has issued a statement that extreme cold is expected tonight through early Friday.

An arctic front passed through the area this morning and has ushered in much colder air. Temperatures today will remain steady or slowly drop with gusty northwest winds. After sunset this evening, temperatures will begin to fall much more quickly with readings going well below zero. Widespread readings of 5 to 10 below are expected overnight with the normally colder spots even lower.

If you will be outside this evening and overnight, be prepared to face the cold. Dress in layers and leave as little exposed skin as possible. Also, if you will be driving, remember that road chemicals are much less effective at these temperatures, so any snow or ice on roads is unlikely to melt, despite being treated. Roads may be slippery.