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Arctic Front Brings Chilling Temperatures, Wind

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In case you haven’t noticed…it’s cold outside. And it’s about to get even colder. KSMU's Jennifer Moore spoke to Ryan Kardell, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, on the forecast for this week.

Kardell said we are likely to see the coldest temperatures so far this winter over the next few days. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 39. Wednesday night, an Arctic front will move in from the Northwest region of the US, bringing temperatures as low as 5 degrees. The wind chill value Wednesday night could be as low as six below zero.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 19 and wind chill values as low as 10 below zero.

Thursday night's temperature is expected to be around -1, and Friday will be mostly suny with a high near 28 degrees.

Be sure to take a moment over the next few days to check on your disabled or elderly neighbors to see if they need anything due to the extreme cold.

For KSMU News, I'm Jennifer Moore.