Wind Chill Advisory issued for Thursday, Friday

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A Wind Chill Advisory was issued by The National Weather Service and will be in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 12 p.m. Friday.

Central, east central and west central Illinois are expected to be affected with the 15 to 25 degrees below zero wind chills.

Frostbite and hypothermia are possible, and according to Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s local forecaster, those who plan to go out in the weather should bundle up to protect themselves.

According to the Mayo Clinic, frostbite symptoms include: cold and prickling-feeling skin, numbness, discolored skin, hard or waxy skin, clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness, and blistering after rewarming.

The wind chill can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

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