A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for central and northern Missouri from 6:00 this evening through 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Jayson Gosselin at the National Weather Service in St. Louis said the arctic air will begin to arrive tonight.

“We’re looking at wind chills, the coldest wind chills, again, kind of similar both Saturday night and Sunday night and Monday, those three nights, generally between 20 and 25 (degrees) below zero at their minimum or at their worst,” he said.

It will be so cold that the overnight lows going into Sunday morning could plunge below zero.

“Try to limit your time outside as much as you can and if you do go outside, you know, truly multiple layers,” Gosselin said. “Gloves, hats…this is the type of cold on bear skin within 30 minutes (where) you can get frostbite.”

Dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as ten minutes.

“Making sure you have some emergency supplies is also a good idea in case you run out of gas or have a car accident or, you know, slide off or anything like that,” he said. “You can stay warm and keep yourself safe.”

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