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Frigid weather next week

First the snow, then the high winds. Area residents will now be faced with frigid temperatures starting on Sunday night and the 1st part of next week.

Traveling in the area was very difficult last night and this morning with South winds as high as 45 miles per hour. East-West roads in the area saw drifting and visibility less than a quarter of a mile.

Emergency personnel were kept busy as drivers were finding there way in ditches due to the drifting snow. The winter weather advisory ends at 9 this morning.

The cold temperatures will be the main problem later this weekend. The low tonight is expected to be 3 below zero with the high on Sunday at 5 above.

Sunday night, the temperature will drop to 22 below zero with wind chills as low as 50 below.

The high on Monday will only be 12 below zero.

Area school officials expect to make a decision on Sunday if buildings will open on Monday for students. At RTHS, students do not return to the classroom until Tuesday.

Newstalk 1060 will have information on area closing later this weekend. The list will also be on our website.

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