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Frigid temperatures will keep a tight grip on southeast Michigan overnight.

 

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory which will go into effect Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon and some parts of southeast Michigan could hit as low as -25 degrees. 

In Metro Detroit, the weather will stick between 1-3 degrees and steady winds will be ranging from 10-12 miles per hour, said Dave Gurney, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service’s White Lake Township office.

"Metro Detroit's low will be between 15-20 degrees below zero and the morning temperatures are going to be the coldest," Gurney said. 

The wind chill will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin, according to the National Weather Service.

Gurney suspects there will be another advisory issued later in the week as he see's similar temperatures on Friday and Saturday. 

The cold was expected to be even worse for residents of the Upper Peninsula, with temperatures that will dip to -25 on Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie. Factoring in the wind chill, it will feel like 40 degrees below zero. 

Forecast

Wednesday night: An overnight low at 4 degrees with 10 mph winds.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a high of 9 degrees and a low of minus 2. 

Friday: Cloudy with a high of 8 degrees and a low of minus 3. Winds up to 9 mph.

Saturday: Sunny with a high of 10 degrees, low of 4 degrees. Winds 6 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy with a high of 28 degrees and low 26 with a chance of nighttime snow.

srahal@detroitnews.com

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