Weather: Brutal cold to last into next week

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Temperatures will fall throughout the day.

What to know: Cloudy on Wednesday (Dec. 27) with a 50 percent chance of rain, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. Temperatures should hover at between the mid-30s and low-50s.

Tuesday's high of minus 7 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus 22 degrees, prompted the weather service to issue a wind chill advisory until noon Wednesday.

Long duration snow event is expected to sweep over Montana Thursday through Sunday morning. There is a chance of snow showers Thursday night through Saturday.

Thursday and Friday temperatures will rise slightly with highs expected in the low 20s.

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The next chance for winter weather trouble could come over the weekend, when another system could bring a little snow to parts of north and central Alabama on Sunday and Sunday night, according to the weather service.

And this will be the expectation through early next week, with well-below normal temperatures and reinforcing shots of cold air that will keep the tri-state in a freeze.

According to the National Weather Service, around eight inches of snow was dropped on western Greene County and northern Columbia County. Combine that will a couple of gusts of wind out of the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour, making it feel like double digits below zero. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will have temperatures only reaching into the teens for a high. The high of the day was expected to be 15 degrees. Frost bite settles in at those temperatures in around 10 minutes.

"You lose a surprising amount of heat from your head, so wearing a hat is always advised if you can't wear a mask", he said.

"You want to make sure there is adequate ventilation with the heating system and that you have working smoke detectors and new, working carbon monoxide detectors", he said.

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