Arctic blast of weather to hit for Christmas weekend

Forecasters say we are in for some nasty weather later this week.

According to the National Weather Service, a strong storm system is expected to bring severe weather starting late Wednedsay night and continuing through the weekend. Starting Wednesday night, you could see dangerously cold wind chills, well below zero, strong winds and accumulating snow all across central and southern Indiana.

They say that the wind chill could cause frostbite in as few as five minutes if you don’t take precautions.

Forecasters say conditions could begin deteriorating rapidly Thursday night into Friday. The arctic storm could cause roads to quickly ice over Thursday night and snowfall could make travel difficult on Friday morning.

The weather service suggests that you prepare now, stocking up on supplies and making plans to protect yourself against the cold. You should also consider alternate travel plans heading into Christmas weekend.