Cold weather arrives for return to work, school
by Staff Report
Jan 03, 2012 | 1322 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Students heading back to school and those going back to work following the holidays should bundle up -- the coldest weather of the season has arrived.

The National Weather Service has issued a weather alert for this morning, as temperatures are expected to dip to about 20 with wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees. Winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts of 25 mph will add to the chill.

A strong high pressure building across the state overnight Monday was behind the unseasonably cold weather. Windy conditions will continue until mid-morning, and unsecured objects could be blown around and driving may be difficult.

These cold wind chills may result in frost bite, and if going out, a hat and gloves are recommended. People are encouraged to check on the elderly and take action to protect pets, plants and pipes.

Today's high is expected to reach into the mid-30s with north winds between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 17. Temps warm back up Wednesday with a high near 50.