Bitter cold covers the region as temperatures are mostly in the single digits below zero statewide with wind chills creeping to dangerous levels. Meteorologist Roger Valhollek, at the National Weather Service, says much of Iowa is under a Wind Chill Advisory until noon.

Wind chills are ranging from 30 to 35-below zero, while some spots in northwest Iowa near Sheldon reported a wind chill of 40-below early this morning. The extremely cold weather is expected to last for a few more days, but Valhollek says the winds should be changing soon for a weekend warm-up.

High temperatures should be back in the teens and 20s on Thursday, with some 20s and possibly 30 on Friday, while Saturday may see highs in the mid-30s and Sunday might even bring snow-melting highs in the 40s. Learn more about the forecast  at the NWS website.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City