BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A big chill is on its way to the Baltimore metro region.

Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram reports that states up and down the East Coast will be feeling the cold for the remainder of the week.

An arctic cold front will plow through the region Wednesday evening. A quick round of snow showers, squalls and flurries will be possible out ahead of the front with the most likely potential between 6 to 9 p.m. for the greater Baltimore area.

Because the timing of this event will occur during rush hour and while many of us are on the roadway, a winter weather advisory has been issued for central Maryland.

Behind this arctic front, a batch of dangerously cold Siberian air will begin filtering into the region. Winds will be picking up Wednesday night out of the west/northwest, driving our wind chill factor down into the sub-zero range.

future wind chill

For a period of nearly 36 hours, starting around midnight tonight, wind chills will range anywhere from -5 to -15+ degrees below zero. This combination of gusty winds and cold temperatures may result in wind chills that can quickly cause hypothermia and frost bite. If you must venture outdoors, be sure to bundle up!

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that goes into effect starting around midnight tonight.

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