FARGO -- The extreme cold has prompted a number of schools, businesses and nonprofits to remain closed Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Classes were cancelled at Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead schools, and many are expected to do the same Wednesday when the high temperature is predicted to be 20 below zero and wind chills could reach 55 below zero, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind chill advisory for Fargo is in effect until Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday are expected in the teens below and even 20 below zero, with wind chills near 50 to 55 below zero.

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Following suit, several day cares remained closed Tuesday, including Happy Days Childcare, Little Jungle Childcare Center and Small World Preschool in Fargo, Our Redeemer Christian Children Center of Moorhead and Early Einsteins in Dilworth. American Gold Gymnastics, TNT Kid's Fitness & Gymnastics, Children's Music Academy of Fargo, Marquart's School of Tae Kwon Do and Youthworks are also closed. Afterschool programs at the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties have also been cancelled.

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The Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo is also closed, and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered to the communities of Moorhead, Dilworth, Glyndon and Hawley. Senior dining at the Hjemkomst Center has also been cancelled.

A handful of other businesses have announced they will remain closed today. Residents are advised to call ahead before venturing out today.