National Weather Service predicts record cold, warns about wind chillCounty residents should expect bone-chilling temperatures and dangerous wind chills overnight tonight, Monday, and throughout much of Tuesday.
The winter storm system that piled up snow on parts of West Central Minnesota Sunday is expected to send temperatures plunging overnight tonight, Monday.
The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous wind chills while forecasting record-breaking sub-zero temperatures in the Alexandria area.
The mercury could dip as low as minus 25 by 6 a.m. Tuesday, the weather service reports, with wind chill readings as cold as minus 40 possible.
The record low in Alexandria for the date is minus 23, which was set in 1953.
Sunday’s storm, which shut down a swath of Interstate 94 due to high winds and poor visibility, dropped as much as 6 inches of snow in areas of Douglas County.
More of the white stuff – and cold – is expected Tuesday, with a 30 percent chance of snowfall in the afternoon and an expected high temperature near minus 1.