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Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Fredericksburg Area

Photo of icicles in Fredericksburg provided by Lisa Hourin.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, through 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

Northwest winds of 20 to 30 miles-per-hour (mph), with gusts up to 50 mph added to below freezing temperatures will make it feel like it’s zero to five degrees below zero.

“Frost bite and hypothermia are possible if precautions are not taken,” the NWS said.

Saturday
It will be mostly sunny during the day, with a high near 26. A northwest wind of 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph, will add to the cold.

Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as minus five are possible.

Sunday
Valentine’s Day is expected to be sunny, with a high near 27 and wind chill values as low as minus two.

New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible is possible overnight Sunday. A low around 19 is predicted.

Monday
Snow is “likely” before 1 p.m., then rain and snow. A high near 35 is expected. One to three inches are possible, according to Weather Underground.

There’s a 90 percent chance of rain overnight, with a low around 32. This could cause icy conditions Tuesday morning.

Tuesday
Rain is likely Tuesday, with a high near 49.

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