Though the snow would have ended during the overnight hours, a wind chill advisory will linger for the Lehigh Valley until 11 a.m.
That means a combination of cold and wind that could make hypothermia and frostbite appear very quickly if precautions are not taken.
The high temperature for the day is expected to be 13 degrees, though the wind could make it feel more like -14, according to the National Weather Service. The nighttime low temperature is forecast to be 1 degree.
If you do venture outdoors, here’s what else is going on in Bethlehem Wednesday:
- The Bethlehem Area Public Library has received an astonishing amount of donations for its first book sale of 2014. The book sale will be open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. and again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Classics to bestsellers, along with movies and music will be available. This sale features the American West, gardening books, and guides and journals for writers. Most credit cards are accepted. Parking is available in the garage after 4:30 p.m. today. All proceeds benefit the Library.
- Find out more about some of the Democrats running for governor in Pennsylvania in a candidates forum hosted by the Lehigh University Democratic Club at Iacocca Hall, starting at 5:30 p.m.
- The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 675 E. Broad St., will hold an Open House at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are not required. In the case of inclement weather, visit the school's website for cancellation or postponement information, www.CharterArts.org. The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, opened in 2003, is an audition-based, free, public charter high school where students major in theater, dance, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art or figure skating.
- The Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.