The National Weather Service has issued warnings for hazardous weather conditions and a wind chill advisory, noting that the most risky weather will be on Saturday and Sunday.
Wind chills in this cold can bring on frostbite in as little as 10 minutes, the NWS said, so outdoor exposure should be limited.
Luckily, the deep freeze should be short-lived.
Saturday: Sunny, high near 9. “But then we do rebound back above freezing, or right around freezing, next week”.
Outside of the wind chill advisory areas, the air outside will still feel bitterly cold. They were also urged to carry extra blankets and snacks in the event of a possible breakdown.
Some insight into this beach hazard from retired National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Lushine: A recent report states that there were 30 shark attacks in Florida in 2015.
A wind chill warning was expected to be in effect until 1 p.m. Scattered flurries or light snow will be possible at times.
Skies partially clear after midnight but winds from the northwest howl, gusting over 30 miles per hour by morning. But the rising temperature on Tuesday will likely see the precipitation turn to heavy rain that could cause flooding in areas with poor drainage. Snow will develop overnight and continue through most of the day on Sunday. When your skin is exposed, heat is carried away from your body by the wind lowering your skin temperature and eventually your internal body temperature.
Sunday, Valentine’s Day, will be even colder.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of snow, high near 31. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Increasing clouds, with a high near 26.