The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for northeastern North Dakota as dangerously low morning temperatures settle over the region Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Wind chill temperatures are expected to reach minus-20 to minus-40, and people are urged to stay inside or dress appropriately for the winter weather. In current conditions, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

The wind chill advisory will remain in effect until noon on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

By the end of the week, temperatures are expected to rebound to normal or near-normal temperatures, with a chance for snow over the weekend.

WDAY StormTracker forecasts highs in the mid-teens to low 20s at the end of the week, with highs of 26 and 22 forecast on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to hold through next week, with a chance snow forecast again next Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3-4.

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In extreme cold weather, the National Weather Service recommends dressing in at least three layers, including one insulating layer, as well as a warm hat, face mask, gloves, waterproof boots and two layers of pants.