A wind chill advisory is in effect from 7pm Saturday to 1pm on Tuesday, January 2 in Lexington and central Kentucky. This advisory is primary for the nights and early mornings, but precautions should be taken anytime during extreme cold temperatures.
Cold wind chills of 5 below zero to 15 below zero could cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
Be prepared to dress warm and carry a winter travel kit if you plan to be out and about. In addition, consider allowing your pets indoors each night.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. Several layers of clothing are recommended as well