MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - With frigid temperatures during the start to 2018, the First Alert Weather team wants to remind everyone that wind chills can be dangerous.
When a Wind Chill Advisory is issued, it is warning people to be aware and prepared. A wind chill advisory is usually issued by the National Weather Service when the wind chill is low enough that it poses a threat to human health and life if adequate protection is not taken against hypothermia and frostbite, just like we are seeing here in the Mid-South after the snow and cold we have seen.
Therefore, it is encouraged to dress properly for the cold weather and limit that exposed skin to the elements when traversing outdoors during the extreme wind chills.
Hypothermia begins when your body temperature drops two to four degrees. That is why it is important to remember how to dress when you head out in the extreme cold.
While we are cold right now, there is a silver lining in the forecast as we are looking to heat up well above freezing this weekend back into the 60s. The downfall, rain is back with the warmup expected this weekend.