WATCH: Bitter Cold Forecast
Bitter cold temperatures have settled into the region and are record breaking this morning.
Expected lows will fall to single digits above and below zero.
Wind chills will dip as low as -30 degrees at times, creating a life-threatening situation if you are exposed to that kind of cold for more than 20 minutes.
Bundle up and limit any time outdoors; also check on pets and animals, making sure they have water, blankets and/or straw to keep warm if they must be kept outside.
Tuesday will likely bring more record chill with highs in the 10s to lower 20s across WNC.
Sunshine will prevail, but winds gusting to 15 and 20 mph at times will make it feel brutally cold.