Cold weather prompts warnings, school closings in Indiana

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

It is sunny, with no precipitation expected, just extremely cold and dry, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Derry said highs Monday through next Thursday should be in the 20s, with clouds on Monday and next Thursday and sun Tuesday and Wednesday. The temperature will rise to around 34 by 3 a.m., with a south wind of 7 to 9 miles per hour.

The snow was forecast to begin falling late Wednesday night, he said, picking up in intensity between 4 and 6 a.m. and into the morning commute. Nonetheless, African elephants, lions and gorillas were being sheltered out of public view because of the dangerously low temperatures.

Keep the gloves and scarves ready as bitter cold will hang around Morrow County for the remainder of the week with winds from the west and southwest continuing to drive wind chill factors below zero.

Rain is likely off and on Friday, according to the National Weather Service, with fog possible in the morning. The city's previous New Year's Day record had stood for 99 years.

Temperatures have plummeted to such levels that three thresher sharks have been found frozen to death on the MA coast.

Sunday night: Cloudy skies.

Wind chill advisory for Madison, Marshall, Jackson and DeKalb counties until 9 a.m. Thursday.

An arctic air mass entrenched over central North Carolina is to blame for the cold, the weather service said in a statement.

The cold is blamed in at least nine deaths in the past week.

Warming shelters were opened across the South as freeze watches and warnings blanketed the region.

Plunging overnight temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads throughout the state.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers.

It is the second day in a row the district is operating on a two-hour delay because of cold weather.

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