Deep freeze sets in with frigid wind chills

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Dangerously cold temperatures are setting in across the Garden State to start the week, and gusty winds are worsening the bitter blast.

Temperatures this morning feel like -15 degrees across the state, and a wind chill advisory was issued for much of the state through Monday afternoon.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be mostly clear and dry, but windy and dangerously cold. Temperatures will be near 15 degrees and icy surfaces are likely. Winds will be NW at 20-40 mph, and wind chill values will range from -5 to -15 degrees. Exposed skin runs the risk of frostbite within 15 minutes.

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Temperatures overnight will drop into almost single digits, with clear skies.

Tuesday is expected to see temperatures in the low-30s, with mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday should see mostly cloudy skies, with scattered showers. Temperatures will be in the mid-40s.

Stay with News 12 for the latest weather information.

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