EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — The National Weather Service has issued a severe wind chill advisory in several counties throughout northeast and central Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service released the following wind chill warning in Pennsylvania:

Wind chill warning now in effect until 1 p.m. est Saturday.

What: Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph.

Impacts: The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Tree limbs could be blown down and scattered power outages may result.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.

National Weather Service Alert

The counties below are affected by the severe weather alert:

  • Bradford
  • Carbon
  • Lackawanna
  • Luzerne
  • Monroe
  • Clinton (Until 7 p.m.)
  • Lycoming County (Until 7 p.m.)
  • Wayne County
  • Pike County
  • Sullivan
  • Susquehanna
  • Wyoming

The following have a “moderate” wind chill warning:

  • Columbia
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Schuylkill
  • Snyder
  • Union