GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - It's downright frigid in Wisconsin -- and it's supposed to get worse before it gets better.
The National Weather Service has issued wind chill advisories until Thursday morning for the northern half of the Badger State. Those wind chills could plunge to 35-below in many places the next two mornings, and 45-below at Superior, Bayfield, and other places near Lake Superior.
Tuesday morning, Superior had a wind chill of minus-28 at 7 a.m., and an actual temperature of 12-below.
Southwest Wisconsin was the warm spot, if you could call it that. It was 12-above at Prairie du Chien.
A wind chill advisory is in effect until Wednesday morning for part of southern Wisconsin from the La Crosse area to about Wisconsin Dells.
The cold snap is the aftermath of an intense storm system in the eastern half of the U.S. in which thousands of people lost their power. That's not a problem in Wisconsin, at least for now. Major utilities report only a handful of outages Tuesday morning.
Light snow is in the forecast for Tuesday night. Forecasters in La Crosse are predicting an inch or two. A slight warm up is expected on Thursday. By Friday, highs in most of Wisconsin could reach the 20's.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)