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Anderson County Schools will be closed Friday, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.
Originally, the district was put on a one-hour delay because of extremely cold temperatures predicted for Friday morning, but with temperatures looking to remain in the single digits until tomorrow afternoon, the decision was made to cancel school altogether.
Temperatures in Anderson County and surrounding areas are expected to drop down to zero overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville, which issued a wind chill advisory beginning at 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. Friday.
"A frigid arctic air mass will bring the coldest temperatures since 2004 into the region overnight," according to the weather service.
With temperatures hovering around zero, light winds could create a wind chill of -5 to -10 F.
A wind chill advisory means very cold air and winds combine to generate low wind chills, according to the weather service.
"If you must venture outdoors, dress warmly and avoid exposure to skin," the weather service advises. "Make sure children and pets are especially protected."