Wind chill advisory issued for parts of the Rio Grande Vallley
The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a wind chill advisory for inland Cameron and Willacy counties and Hidalgo County.
The advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight until 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The combination of freezing or near freezing temperatures with persistent northerly winds will produce "dangerously low wind chills," The NWS reports.
The NWS reports wind chill values of 20 to 30 degrees are expected.
A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Officials report frostbite and hypothermia can occur if the proper precautions are not taken.
A wind advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. today for inland and Coastal Cameron County and Willacy County. Winds of the 30 to 35 mph with gust of up to 40 mph are anticipated.
Today’s highs will be in the upper 40s but the wind chill will make it feel like it is in the 30s.