Wind Chill Advisory in Effect for Southeast Michigan
There are no St. Clair Shores closed due to the cold, but St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is closed due to a building a problem.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for St. Clair Shores and much of southeast Michigan, the National Weather Service announced Monday evening.
The blistering cold winter weather has already caused one school in St. Clair Shores to cancel classes for Tuesday. According to WDIV-TV, Channel 4, multiple closings had been announced as of Tuesday morning, including St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in St. Clair Shores. According to the school website, is it closed due to a building problem.
The NWS reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season."
Temperatures will drop to the single digits and as low as -5 heading into Tuesday morning. The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero.
The wind chill advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday in several counties, including: Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Genesee.
The NWS warns that prolonged skin exposure to the cold can result in frostbite and hypothermia. It's recommended that exposure to the elements is limited and that hats and gloves be worn.
Editors note: This report was updated to clarify the reason St. Joan of Arc Catholic School was closed.