Wind Chill Warning starts at 6 p.m., the coldest air since 1996 arrives tonight
Arctic air will quickly move across southeastern Wisconsin this evening. Temperatures by 10 pm will drop between -10 to -20! The winds tonight through Wednesday will remain up between 15 to 25 mph.
A low near -20 is possible for Wednesday morning; moreover, wind chills for Wednesday morning will drop to -50 below. This arctic air is extremely dangerous. Please check on elderly and bring in outdoor pets and animals!
The record low for tonight is -24!
While 2014 had some very cold temperatures, this outbreak of cold is closer to the outbreak of February 1996. The all-time record low was set on February 3, 1996 at -26. It doesn't look like Milwaukee will get that cold but we will make a run at it.
The coldest low maximum is -13! Wednesday afternoon we are expecting a high of -10, so we will monitor that record as well.