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Weather Service Warns of Frigid Temperatures, Issues Wind Chill Advisory for Tonight

Bitter cold, high winds are expected to sweep through the region Wednesday night

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The National Weather Service warns of black ice and frigid temperatures Wednesday.

Kris Coronado

The National Weather Service warns that frigid temperatures and strong winds Wednesday night could be “dangerous.”

The weather service has issued a wind chill advisory, which is in effect from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. Thursday. It warns of sustained winds from 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, and temperatures ranging from 0 to 10 degrees with below-zero wind chills.

Around 5 a.m. this morning, the weather service also warned of black ice on roads and walkways caused by snow that melted Tuesday afternoon and froze overnight. Those conditions affected Montgomery County Public Schools for a second day, causing a two-hour delay this morning.

Montgomery County announced yesterday that crews would be retreating roads today and said that all of the county’s major arterials and secondary roadways were plowed after snow stopped Tuesday.

The weather service warns that this evening’s cold could result in frost bite or hypothermia if precautions aren’t taken and recommended that anyone who must go outside wear a hat and gloves.