WSBT 22 First Alert Weather: It's dangerously cold out there!
Dangerous wind chills are going to be the theme this morning. Wind chills of 10 to 20 below will continue this morning, especially south of U.S. 6 where less lake effect clouds are expected. Highs today will struggle just to reach 10 degrees with wind chills remaining subzero all day. Overnight lows tonight will fall to around 0. Temperatures will likely fall below 0 outside of lake effect clouds with wind chills 5 to 10 below.
Frostbite can occur shortly at values this low. Dress in layers if outdoors for an extended amount of time, and be sure to not forget about your pets.
Light lake effect snow will also continue tomorrow with only minor amounts expected. The lake effect will remain confined to extreme northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.
Right now Starke, Marshall and Kosciusko counties are under a Travel Advisory and St. Joseph County is under a Travel Watch. Find out what that means here.
The MLK Jr. Center in south Bend has been made available as an emergency warming center -- open on a 24-hour basis according to conditions.
The City of Plymouth has advised that they are making a warming center available at the Webster Center located at 110 Webster Avenue in Plymouth, IN. for anyone who may need temporary relief from the frigid temperatures from now until January 2, 2018.
If you need assistance, please contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Dept. Central Dispatch Center at 574-936-3187, and the will have a Plymouth Police Officer meet you at the Webster Center to let you in.
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