The coldest air of the season arrives this weekend, featuring wind chill values of possibly up to 20 degrees below zero Saturday night into Sunday, forecasters say.
But the second blast will be the extreme reinforcing shot of Arctic air, as the first arrives tonight, dropping temperatures to the lower 20s at the coast and cooler inland, according to the National Weather Service.
By tomorrow, high temperatures will struggle to reach the upper 20s, and it will be breezy. High temperatures on Friday will be similar.
But the stinging bitterly cold air arrives this weekend. High temperatures on Saturday will reach the lower 20s at the coast, but cooler inland. Overnight lows will drop down to slightly below zero, and temperatures on Valentine’s Day will be in the teens. With blustery conditions, wind chill values will be well below zero as you wake up on Sunday.
The National Weather Service says it’s a “good idea” to check on the elderly and pets and ensure that home fuel supplies are adequate.
With such extreme conditions, experts say that water pipes are vulnerable. Click here to read our article on how to prevent and deal with frozen pipes.
By Monday, temperatures will be above freezing, reaching around 40 degrees.