Brutal cold continues… Wind Chill WARNING through Tuesday

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The record low for Tuesday morning is 12 below zero set in 1887 and we may tie that record as well. Wind chill values are below 0 again too. If you have any plans for New Year's Eve or you're out and about, be sure to bundle up if tackling the cold.

Bitter cold greeted the New Year in Baltimore, with temperatures throughout the region in single digits. A weak upper level wave moves through Wednesday afternoon, which should spark snow showers for the second half of our Wednesday for the northern half of the state.

Very cold wind chills are expected in some areas, particularly western Maryland, according to the NWS. A cold wind from the northwest at 10-15 miles per hour will keep the wind chill in the single digits again. Expect highs in the lower to middle teens Thursday and Friday.

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Of course, mornings get a brutally cold start too. We'll keep you updated on that over the next couple of days. And many records for daily lows continue to be broken, mostly in the upper Midwest and New England. That next cold front will mean a fast end to the warming and a return of arctic air to North Alabama. Stay warm and happy in 2018!

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