Dangerously cold air settles over Missouri and Illinois

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Dangerously cold air is on its way to St. Louis. A shot of cold air arrived Tuesday morning, but a second cold front Tuesday night will bring a reinforcing shot of deep cold straight from the arctic along with a few snow flurries or bursts of light snow. The St. Louis area will wake up to temperatures Wednesday around 10° with those readings slowly falling through the day.

With northwest winds between 15 and 25mph, wind chills between -10° to -20° are expected early Wednesday through Thursday morning. Wind chill advisories have been issued for most of the FOX 2 News viewing area. Areas to the south that are not included will still be bitterly cold with wind chills below zero, but readings there will not reach Advisory criteria.

By Thursday morning, St. Louis will wake up to actual air temperatures at or below 0°. This will be the coldest air the region has seen since last February, when we dipped to lows of -1° on February 6 and 11, 2014.

The city of St. Louis has opened their warming shelter for the homeless. The shelter, located at the 12th and Park Rec Center, opens at 7:00pm each night.

More information: Warming Centers in the St. Louis area