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Wind chills in the teens and icy conditions are forecast Monday as a pattern of frigid temperatures returns for the week.

After hovering in the mid-30s overnight, temperatures fell into the 20s Monday morning and could remain as cold possibly until Wednesday. Surfaces that were wet with melted snow Sunday could remain slick for days.

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Temperatures are forecast in the mid-20s throughout Monday afternoon, with 15-20 mph winds making it feel 10 degrees colder at times. At 11 a.m., it was 25 degrees with a wind chill of 14 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Lows are expected to reach the upper single digits or lower teens Monday night into Tuesday morning. A "Code Blue" alert is in effect in Baltimore through Wednesday morning, opening up extra beds in homeless shelters.

"In the past few days, Baltimore has experienced record-setting cold temperatures, and the forecast calls for single-digit wind chills for the next few days," city Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said in a release. "People need to take this very seriously – it is extremely hazardous and dangerous. The weather can literally be a matter of life or death for some individuals."

Highs are forecast in the upper 20s Tuesday. On Wednesday, though air temperatures could rise to the upper 30s, wind chills could remain below freezing.

Wind chills are forecast in the teens Thursday, with lows returning to the single digits Thursday night into Friday morning.

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