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Wind chills tonight, major storm Sunday

Published February 27. 2014 02:43PM

March is beginning the month like a lion, as the old saying goes, as yet another storm is being forecast for this weekend.

But before the storm, named Titan by the Weather Channel, gets here Sunday evening, the polar vortex dipping down from the north is bringing daytime temperatures in the 20s, wind chill values up to 20-below zero. A wind chill advisory is in effect from 11 p.m. through 9 a.m. Friday.

Tonight, wind gusts over 45 mph are possible. Prolonged exposure to the outside weather may lead to hypothermia or frostbite, the National Weather Service reports.

This weekend, however, is beginning to look an ominous as weather models are in agreement that a major snow event is forming.

The National Weather Service says "the chance remains for a protracted and impacting snowy winter weather event centered Sunday night and Monday day."

The timing of the storm, possible snow totals and the areas that are expected to be hit hardest are all still being determined.

The Weather Channel reports that this storm has the potential to be a major winter storm with heavy snowfall expected.

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