Wind chill advisory issued through Tuesday morning

A wind chill advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight (Monday) to 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Recent light precipitation has produced a glaze of ice on many surfaces around the region, and slippery conditions due to black ice are likely. Very cold wind

chills are expected. Wind chill values will fall into the minus 5 to minus 10 range, with higher elevations along the northern Blue Ridge possibly seeing wind chill values of 10 to 15 degrees below zero.

Areas affected are locations east of the Blue Ridge in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Roads will remain treacherous this morning due to the light ice glaze and very cold temperatures in the single digits and teens. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

 A wind chill advisory means that the cold air and wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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