Subzero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chill values will greet early-risers on Tuesday in Topeka and northeast Kansas.
As of 4:30 a.m., the Topeka air temperature was minus-1 degree with a wind-chill at minus-15 degrees.
Even lower temperatures were expected before daybreak, and the afternoon high should only reach 11 degrees in the capital city.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through noon Tuesday for all of north-central, northeast and east-central Kansas. Wind chill readings between 15 below and 25 below zero are expected early this morning, with the most dangerously cold wind chill readings expected along and north of a line from Belleville to Holton, according to the National Weather Service.
Very low wind chill readings around minus-10 to minus-15 will be possible early Wednesday morning across portions of north-central to far northeast Kansas.
A slight warm-up is in the forecast for Wednesday, as highs should reach the upper 20s. Then, on Thursday, the warm-up continues, as highs in the mid-40s are expected.
Here is the seven-day outlook from the weather service:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Calm wind.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between -3 and 7. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 17. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 44.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 51.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Sunday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Sunday night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 43.