Major Cold Air This Weekend

I’ve been talking about it all week, and it’s nearly here – very cold air and a fierce wind arrive Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

Ahead of this dangerously cold weather, Eyewitness News declared an Early Warning Weather Day.

Another cold front knocks our temperatures down into the upper 20s to start off the following work week.

Northwest winds could also gust 35 to 45 miles per hour with some guests reaching up to 60 miles per hour.

Friday night: A slight chance of drizzle before 3am, then a slight chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle between 3am and 4am, then a slight chance of freezing drizzle after 4am.

Most of the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds. There’s another chunk of bitter cold Arctic air set to slide our way this weekend making Saturday and Sunday the coldest days we’ve seen in a couple of years. When wind chills reach 30 below, he said, exposed skin can develop frostbite within five to 10 minutes. Scattered wind damage and outages could be possible. Keep in mind due to the breezy conditions visibilities may be reduced at times so be advised if you do have to travel. At those levels, even a light wind produces wind chills near or below zero. “The good news with this is when we get these strong winds, it usually warms up the temperatures”.

The cold air will be accompanied by strong and powerful winds, pushing the wind chills as low as 25 below zero Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures hovered below 5 degrees Wednesday and are forecast to dip to minus-11 Wednesday night. It urged people to tap their hoods or honk their horns before starting the vehicle.

Our next storm system moves in early Saturday morning. The exception to this is the northwest hills where up to an inch is possible. Toward dawn, we’ll see a change to rain in South Jersey and most of Delaware.

Temps will rise into the 30s for interior CT and the 40s along the shoreline. Wet roads from the rain Saturday may become covered with a coating of snow/sleet then ice-up as temperatures drop into the teens by noon Sunday.

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