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Record cold and frigid wind chills through tomorrow night

MADISON (WKOW) – Record to near record cold will be with us tonight, Tuesday, and Tuesday night.

SNOW RECAP
Central and southern areas picked up around 2-5″ of new snow, with significantly lesser amounts farther north and northwest.

The main low passed through central Illinois with highest snow totals in northern Illinois and far southern Wisconsin. Here are some snow totals.

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FRIGID SET UP
The snow is done (for now!), but the frigid temperatures have just begun. Temps stayed just in the upper teens to low 20s today under partly sunny skies.

With the breeze, wind chills stayed in the single digits.

Overnight, actual temps get to around 7°, which will jeopardize our current record for Tuesday’s date of 7° set in 1986.

Highs on Tuesday will only rebound to the upper teens with easing winds. However, it will at least be sunny.

MORE SNOW TO GO
Another round of light snow will likely move in late-day Wednesday with a trace up to 2″ possible. Stay up to date with the forecast as your 27 Storm Track team fine tunes the details.

Temps warm heading into the weekend; click here for your full forecast.

Bob Lindmeier

Chief meteorologist, WKOW

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