High winds, frigid temperatures forecast

National Weather Service forecast for temperatures at 1 pm Tuesday.

National Weather Service forecasters predict a dramatic change in the weather Tuesday, with temperatures dropping nearly 40 degrees in 24 hours.

Temperatures are expected to fall into the teens and low twenties, and the region will remain in a frigid weather pattern for several days, according to the weather service.

“Wind chills may approach 15 below zero on Tuesday night,” the forecasters wrote in a hazardous weather outlook.

The weather service predicts the high temperature Tuesday will be 19 degrees, and will drop to 13 degrees Tuesday evening. Forecasters predict winds of 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

The weather service issued a gale warning beginning at midnight Monday, and remains in effect until Tuesday evening. Forecasters advise freezing spray could be a hazard.