Record cold arrives in metro Detroit, residents brace for polar vortex

A wind chill warning is in effect until Thursday morning.
Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 19:05:39-05

(WXYZ) — The well advertised cold is here and it's going to stay with metro Detroit for a while. For some perspective, the Detroit area has seen negative morning temperatures before, but the difference this time will be with the high temps. On Wednesday, we will never get out of the sub-zero cold in most locations. This means our "high temperature" will be below zero as well. The last time that happened was Jan. 18 - 19 in 1994, roughly 25 years ago.

Our low temperatures will be unique as well since we are expected to have lows around 15 degrees below zero.

All stats aside, this level of cold is very dangerous. Frostbite can occur within 12 minutes, so be very careful outdoors and limit your time outside as much as you can. The dangerous cold will be gone by the weekend.