Updated: wind chill advisory issued

Updated: wind chill advisory issued

A wind chill advisory has been issued for East Central Illinois.

For Ford and Iroquois counties, it's in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday.  For the rest of East Central Illinois, it's in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday through noon Friday.

Also, a winter weather advisory is in effect for Ford and Iroquois counties until 4 a.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service said northwest winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of 25 to 35 miles per hour will produce wind chill values of 15 to 24 degrees below zero.

Frostbite can occur on unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes. Also, hypothermia can set in if you are not properly protected from the extremely cold conditions.  So you should bundle up, including a hat, gloves and scarf.

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