Wind chill advisory in effect for most of Metro Detroit Friday morning

Wind chill could reach 15 degrees below 0

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4Warn Weather – A wind chill advisory has been issued for all of Metro Detroit through most of Friday morning.

The National Weather Service has placed the following Southeast Michigan counties under the advisory between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Feb. 3: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, and St. Clair. Wind chills could get as low as 15 degrees below zero.

4Warn Meteorologist Ashlee Baracy says the advisory could expire before 9 a.m. Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne counties were also under the advisory initially, but it was canceled for those counties early Friday morning.

People are urged to cover any exposed skin when going outside. Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Stronger overnight winds are expected to die down around daybreak on Friday, the NWS said. The 4Warn Weather team is also tracking potential flurries throughout the day Friday.

The latest forecast for our area: Tracking intense cold, flurries Friday before temps warm up in Metro Detroit

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