More bitter cold, more snow

Bitter cold temperatures continue through night, Wednesday

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:36:03 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 07:50:02 PM EST
DETROIT -

Bitter cold temperatures will continue through the night, and the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the I-69 corridor and points northward. 

Actual temperatures tonight should be similar to what we had last night (averaging near zero), with wind chills of -10 to -20 degrees. 

Then our attention turns to snow, with increasing west winds combined with an upper level disturbance crossing the Great Lakes tomorrow will regenerate what we call the I-94 / I-96 convergence band. The band is a stripe of lake effect snow that spreads eastward from the widest part of Lake Michigan. 

Those of you who stay under the direct impact of this band may pick-up an inch or two of snow. 

Outside of this band, snow amounts should remain a little lighter.

Read: Deep freeze hits tire pressure.

Afternoon temperatures Wednesday will be marginally better than today, and rise into the mid-teens. The wind chills will still be between 0 and -10 degrees. 

So when do we finally return to milder temperatures? 

20's will return for this coming weekend, and we’ll be well into the 30's by Monday and Tuesday.

Bundle up and keep warm! MORE: Detroit's homeless can get help at warming centers.

Don't forget about pets. Please bring your dog or cat inside for the night or provide them with a warm shelter to get out of the cold.

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