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More Snow, Extreme Cold in Store for Newton This Week

The National Weather Service is predicting low temperatures in the single digits.

A snowy start to the week could herald more wintery conditions for Newton, according to the National Weather Service.

After a light dusting of snow moved through the Newton area this morning, cold temperatures followed. Tonight's forecast has low temperatures at 4 degrees and wind chill values around -10 degrees. 

The cold temperatures will stay for the next few days, with clear skies Tuesday night through Thursday and temperatures between 3 and 19 degrees. Wind chill values are forecasted to be low as -13 degrees. 

A chance of snow is predicted again for Friday and Saturday, with limited accumulation, according to the National Weather Service. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control:

When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Many homes will be too cold—either due to a power failure or because the heating system isn't adequate for the weather. When people must use space heaters and fireplaces to stay warm, the risk of household fires increases, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected.

How do you keep warm around the city? Tell us in the comments section below!

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