Arctic air will overspread the area later today with dangerous wind chills late tonight and Tuesday morning.
A wind chill advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. until to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7.
The National Weather Service in Wakefield issued the wind chill advisory.
Areas affected: south east and south central Virginia and northeast North Carolina.
Hazards: dangerously low wind chills.
Wind chill values: zero to 5 below zero due to temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees above zero combined with west/northwest winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Timing: late tonight and Tuesday morning.
Impacts: the cold temperatures may result in frozen water pipes and will be a danger to exposed skin.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…a wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors…make sure you wear a hat and gloves.