MILWAUKEE (AP) — Much of Wisconsin will see frigid temperatures this week, as wind chills fall well below zero by Friday morning.
The National Weather Service says an arctic cold front will sweep through southern Wisconsin on Wednesday, and wind chills are expected to fall to 10 to 18 degrees below zero on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
A storm system that could bring rain or light snow is expected before the temperatures begin to drop. Forecasters say little to no accumulation is expected, but temperatures will fall quickly Wednesday afternoon, which may make some roadways slippery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
In the Milwaukee area, Wednesday could see a high near 46 degrees, before the temperatures plummet. By Thursday morning, temperatures will be in the single digits and wind chills will be below zero. By Friday morning, wind chills are expected to be between minus 10 to minus 15 degrees.
It will be even colder in northern Wisconsin. On Thursday, the high temperature in Wausau is forecast to be 7 degrees with a low of minus 3. Marshfield is expected to see a high temperature of 6 and a low of minus 4 degrees on Thursday.