Weather continues dangerously cold
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of north central Illinois, northwest Illinois, west central Illinois, east central Iowa, northeast Iowa, southeast Iowa, including Jefferson County and northeast Missouri.
Wind chills of 30 to 45 below are expected the rest of the afternoon and tonight. A wind chill warning is in in effect today and tonight for the entire outlook area.
A wind chill warning also is in effect until noon Tuesday for wind chill values as low as 30 below to 40 below zero.
A wind chill warning means a combination of bitterly cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values, resulting in frost bite, hypothermia or even death if precautions are not taken.
If you must go outdoors, dress appropriately in layers covering exposed skin. Frostbite will occur in as few as 5 to 10 minutes in these conditions.
Ensure any outside animals have adequate shelter for these dangerously cold conditions.