Update: As high pressure moves over Mid-Missouri winds will decrease in their intensity relaxing a bit of the stress of the wind chill.
Abundant sunshine combined with low snow/sleet amounts on the ground should allow temperatures to move through the teens and try for the lower 20s this afternoon. Light north/northeasterly winds will still be able to shave 5-10 degrees off the temperature at any time.
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While Mid-Missouri dodged much of the snow over the weekend, frigid temperatures slammed the area. Monday morning began with temperatures hovering near or below zero with wind chills between 15 and 20 below. Frostbite can set in within 30 minutes in these conditions. Light snow was tapering off near I-44 with clearing skies everywhere else. We'll enjoy sunshine for the afternoon, but that's about all we'll enjoy. Highs will be stuck in the upper teens and lower 20s, nearly 30 degrees below normal.
Clouds will filter back into the area overnight as lows are frigid in the single digits. Wind chills will likely hover just below zero. Minor relief will arrive for Tuesday afternoon with highs above freezing and mostly sunny skies.
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