Dangerous Arctic cold continues Wednesday with snow

Hazardous below-zero wind chills continue to hit Motown Area

Author: Andrew Humphrey, Local 4 Meteorologist, @AndrewLocal4
Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:36:56 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:17:40 AM EST
DETROIT -

Wednesday morning lows plummet into the single digits, and wind chills will be well below zero with partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Students and commuters will need to protect themselves by dressing in layers and allow any vehicles time to warm up as they get the day started.

Anyone leaving their homes empty should unplug their space heaters to prevent any accidents.  People using these devices must keep them away from anything flammable and make sure they will not tip over.  Using ovens or stoves for heat is a terribly dangerous idea.

Stay tuned to Local 4 for information about warming centers in the Detroit Areas to help residents and their families battle the cold.

Wednesday afternoon will be frigid and windy with highs in the mid and upper teens and wind chills near zero as the wind howls between 9 and 14 mph.  Lake effect snow showers will cruise over Southeast Michigan providing a dusting to an inch on the ground and paved surfaces.

The Motown Area is still stuck in the deep freeze Wednesday night. 

Temps will dive below 10 degrees, again.  Wind chills will be below zero.

Thursday will have a bit more sun but the polar air remains in place.  Highs will be in the upper teens.

Thursday night and Friday will have snow showers with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible.  Then the weekend will be sunnier with highs in the 20s and lows between 10 and 15 degrees.

The Local 4Casters have your latest weather forecast on the Weather Page of ClickOnDetroit.com and on Local 4 News.