Milwaukee's three city-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will be closed on Tuesday

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The frigid weather Tuesday led the City of Milwaukee to close its three COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites for the day.

The clinics are:

  • The Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road

  • The Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St., and

  • The Menomonee Valley Site, 2401 W. St. Paul Ave.

Operations will resume Wednesday, with the Menomonee Valley site opening from noon to 6 p.m. Extra staff will be on hand to handle any increased demand from Tuesday’s closure.

Those seeking COVID-19 testing and vaccinations on Tuesday can search for alternate locations at HealthyMKE.com.

In Milwaukee, the forecast calls for the temperature to hit minus 8 with a wind chill as low as minus 20 on Tuesday night. The high temperature on Tuesday is forecast to be 8 degrees in Milwaukee.

Waukesha is forecast to drop to minus 12 with a wind chill as low as minus 25 on Tuesday night. Waukesha on Tuesday will see a high of 7 degrees.

It will be even colder in northern and central Wisconsin. However, the arctic temperatures won't be around too long. By Thursday, winds will turn around and be out of the south, sending temperatures into the 20s across much of the state. It could approach 30 degrees in southern Wisconsin, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said.

Joe Taschler contributed to this report.

Contact Steve Martinez at steve.martinez@jrn.com. Follow him on Twitter at @stjmartinez.

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