Frigid temperatures will have the area shivering for the rest of the week.
Lighter winds are expected Thursday, but it will still be very cold; highs will only be in the low to mid 20s.
Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outdoors, dress warmly and wear loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Wear a scarf over your mouth to protect your lungs.
Watch for signs of hypothermia, including uncontrollable shivering, weak pulse, disorientation, incoherence and drowsiness, and frostbite, including gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness and waxy feeling skin.
This colder-than-average pattern will persist into the weekend, but near-average temperatures will return next week.