A wind chill warning will take effect at 9 p.m. Saturday and continue until Monday at noon, with dangerously cold wind chills as low as 40 below zero forecast.
Hazardous cold levels will continue until midday Saturday, with the wind chill advisory expiring at noon, according to the NWS. After a brief break in the afternoon, the wind chills will then intensify to even more dangerously cold levels from Saturday night into early next week over much of northern and central Iowa.
The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat and gloves.
Along with Dallas County, the wind chill warning will take effect in Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Story, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Jasper, Cass, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Mahaska, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose and Davis counties.
Along with Perry, cities under the wind chill warning include the cities of Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City, Humboldt, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Albia, Ottumwa, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.