Dangerously cold weather and wind return to start the week

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Very cold temperatures are expected Monday night with lows between one and ten below zero. Northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph are expected, with wind chill values dropping to -15 to -35 across Nebraska and Northern Kansas.

A Wind Chill Warning and Advisory are already in effect through Tuesday morning for much of Nebraska. That is the area that will likely see wind chill values as low as -25 to -35.

Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if proper precautions are not taken. Be sure to wear a hat, scarf and gloves if going outdoors tonight and tomorrow morning.

Several schools, churches and businesses have already decided to close or open late on Tuesday due to the weather. You can view the list here.

Tuesday afternoon will be a little bit warmer than today, but the true warming trend begins Wednesday and lasts through Friday. We look to have high temperatures well above freezing Thursday and Friday.

A cold front should arrive Saturday bringing colder temperatures back to the area for the weekend and early next week. There is a small chance of rain and snow late Saturday. A good chance of snow seems to be developing Sunday with accumulations possible. It is way too early to talk about exact amounts, but it will be something to keep an eye on as we go through the week.