Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Temperatures in Grayson County hovered between 3 degrees and 15 degrees on Tuesday morning, and these low temperatures are expected to continue through the week.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Temperatures in Grayson County hovered between 3 degrees and 15 degrees on Tuesday morning, and these low temperatures are expected to continue through the week.

Winter has fallen on Grayson County with temperatures reaching single digits or lower in recent days.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Louisville issued a wind chill advisory for the region through midday Tuesday, Jan. 2.

A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions, such as wearing a hat and gloves, are not taken.

Wind chills of 5 below zero to 15 below zero were reported. Such low temperaturs could cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin, according to the NWS.

Despite sunny skies, the temperature Tuesday morning hovered around 3 to 15 degrees, with the temperature reported at around 5 degrees on Monday evening Jan. 1.

The NWS forecast shows these low temperatures will prevail through the rest of the week, so residents are encouraged to dress warmly with multiple layers, keep winter travel kits in their cars, and either bring pets indoors each night or provide adequate shelter for outdoor pets.

Additionally, individuals concerned about neighbors during the winter weather are encouraged to contact local law enforcement for a welfare check.

This time of year typically sees schools close occaisionally due to inclement weather. Stay tuned to the Grayson County News-Gazette Facebook page for updates on school closings.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Temperatures in Grayson County hovered between 3 degrees and 15 degrees on Tuesday morning, and these low temperatures are expected to continue through the week.