The Tri-State has been dealing with bitter cold temperatures for the nearly a week, and it seems the worst is yet to come.

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for our entire listening area through Tuesday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. after forecasting wind chills between "4 below and 12 below zero" Saturday night, and between "10 below and 20 below zero New Years Eve night into early New Years Day."

BRRRRRRR!

In all seriousness, weather this cold can be dangerous. According to the Weather Service, wind chills this cold can cause frostbite to exposed skin in a quickly as 30 minutes. Plus, if you have pets who predominately live outside, bring them into the house, or make sure they have proper shelter with some way to keep warm.

The Weather Service tweeted the following tips for keeping warm and protecting your house earlier this week.

Read the complete statement on the Wind Chill Advisory below.

Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Paducah KY
537 PM CST Sat Dec 30 2017

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Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-
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Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion,
Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
Boonville, Rockport, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Paducah, Mayfield, Smithland, Benton, Murray, Marion, Eddyville,
Cadiz, Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, Hopkinsville,
Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Greenville, Elkton, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
537 PM CST Sat Dec 30 2017

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY...

a Wind Chill Advisory REMAINS IN EFFECT until noon CST Tuesday.

* WHERE...All of far southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri.

* WHEN...6 PM this evening to noon Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Wind chills will fall between 4 below and
12 below zero tonight. Wind chills will then drop to between 10
below and 20 below zero New Years Eve night into early New
Years Day. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite to exposed
skin in as little as 30 minutes.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure to protect your
head, feet and hands.

$$

DRS

[Source: National Weather Service]