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Arctic Blast: Yorktown, Somers Timeline for Reaching '14 Below Zero'

A 'polar vortex' is bringing extreme cold to the area Monday and Tuesday
A 'polar vortex' is bringing extreme cold to the area Monday and Tuesday

After freezing temperatures and snow late last week, our region can expect to see even colder temperatures — what weather experts are calling a "polar vortex" — Monday and Tuesday, just as many head back to school and work after the holidays.

Northern Westchester is under a wind chill advisory from Monday midnight to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Here's the breakdown on when the extra-cold weather is expected to hit the Yorktown and Somers area in the next few days, with data compiled from the National Weather Service:

Monday night: Partly cloudy and windy. Much colder with lows around 4 above. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill values as low as 14 below after midnight. 

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and windy. Much colder with highs around 9 above. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill values as low as 19 below. 

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear and brisk. Cold with lows around 3 above. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Wind chill values as low as 14 below. 

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Cold with highs around 20. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values as low as 14 below in the morning. 

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 15. 

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. 

Thursday Night: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s. 

Friday: Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of snow 40 percent. 

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s. 

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. 

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s. 

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. 

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All of this up and down and down and down feeling a bit…crazy? This prompted the Patch article “Weather: Cloudy with a Chance of Crazy.

Does it make you want to stay inside? Good move. Here are some thematic movies to cozy up to.

Braving the outdoors? Please be mindful of the real risks. The Metro NY Red Cross offers tips to protect against frostbite, hypothermia and, that other seasonal danger indoors, fires. Read more here.

White Plains Hospital released a statement that more than 40 patients were admitted inside their ER in a one-hour period Sunday for ice related injuries.

Worried about your pipes suffering an ice-related injury? Experts advise keeping a slow drip going and opening cabinet doors to expose pipes to room temperatures.

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