The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.
The arctic weather that brought freezing temperatures, snow and ice as far south as North Georgia will shove its way into our area starting this evening. That, coupled with the overnight lows and a breeze, will drop the wind chill into the dangerous zone between 1 and 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the service.
No rain is forecast.
The coldest times will be 4-9 a.m. So bundle up when you head for work and school in the morning. Besides warm, layered clothes, wear a heavy coat, hat, gloves, scarf and warm shoes or boots. If you can, stay inside.
The lows in our area are expected to be in the mid to low 20s and the wind will drop the wind chill to 10-15 degrees. So tonight bring in your pets any vulnerable plants, if they don’t have warm places.
And the cold is expected to continue Friday. Highs today will be in the low 40s Thursday and mid to upper 40s on Friday. Lows Thursday tonight will be colder than tonight, reaching into the low 20s.
Temperatures are expected to improve some late Friday into Saturday.
Highs Saturday could get into the upper 60s. And, Sunday’s high could be in the upper 70s. Lows over the weekend should be in the 50s.