With wind-chill factors as cold as 10-below zero on New Year's Eve, the National Weather Service has issued a special weather advisory.

"Arctic air will persist across the region for the first half of the week," the National Weather Service said. "The coldest temperatures will occur New Year's night with the entire region forecast to be below zero. The combination of frigid temperatures and even light wind will lead to bitter cold wind chills from New Year's Eve into Tuesday."

The National Weather Service warns that "frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Limit time outdoors and cover exposed skin. Check on the elderly, and be sure to make arrangements for outdoor pets during this time of very cold weather."

Forecast

Sunday – Snow possible, with a high near 14. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -10.

New Year's Day – Mostly sunny, with a high near 12 and a low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -12.

Tuesday – Sunny, with a high near 14 and a low around 3.

Wednesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 22 and a low around 5.

Thursday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 14 and a low around 1.

Friday – Partly sunny, with a high near 14 and a low around 2.

Saturday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.