Frigid temps to hit the First State this weekend
Staying inside this weekend might not be a bad idea, as weather forecasters predict frigid temperatures over the next couple days.
National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick O’Hara in Mount Holly, New Jersey says that temperatures Friday night will be in the 20s, but on Saturday, they’ll be even colder.
“And the coldest temperatures will be found across the area on Saturday night and by the time we wake up on Sunday morning, lows will be probably, across the state, between 0 and 5 degrees," said O'Hara.
O’Hara adds that there won’t be much variation between the counties, New Castle County might experience lows closer to 0 degrees while the southern beaches might feel lows closer to 10 degrees.
Delaware is likely to actually feel much colder, due to strong winds that could gust over 40 miles per hour during the day on Saturday.
“The wind only increases during the day, so wind chills across Delaware will be between 0 and 5 below the first part of the evening but by Sunday morning, they’ll be 5 and 10 degrees below across all of Delaware," said O'Hara.
A couple of snow showers may happen during the weekend but O’Hara doesn’t expect any of it to stay on the ground. Highs on Sunday will rise to the teens, but it will still be windy, with possible gusts nearing 30 miles per hour.
Temperatures will climb sharply in the early part of this week. Monday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 30s. And Tuesday’s temperatures could reach close to 50, but a strong storm is expected to hit the region on Monday night going into Tuesday.