Arctic cold expected, starting Saturday night through at least mid-week

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If you have plans downtown, at a friends home or anywhere in between, bundle up if you are planning to spend any time outdoors.

Saturday night brought freezing fog and drizzly weather that could freeze on the roads come Sunday morning, Conder said, and while that fog will keep the temperatures a bit higher, it is still going to be a high of only 22 on Sunday after a low of 20. Winds will still be busy as temperatures drop into the teens and wind chills will drop below zero. We can also expect unsafe wind chill temperatures in the mid teens.

A cold front moves in this weekend and arctic air follows! There will likely be hard freeze warnings that will be issued for Southwest Louisiana during that same time span.

The longest stretch of consecutive days during which temperatures remained below freezing for the D.C. area is 12 days.

Make sure to protect the 4 P's: People, pets, pipes and plants. Overnight lows will be in the single digits and teens. And again, afternoon temperatures will struggle to climb above freezing.

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On average, high temperatures this time of year should be around 47 degrees and we will be well below that the next several days.

Most places will be below freezing by Sunday evening.

A Wind Chill Advisory goes into effect for the entire region starting at 10 p.m. Sunday though noon Monday.

But since the wind will also be a factor (with wind gusts as high as 15-25 mph), protection against hypothermia is important as well. The cold air will continue to surge into the Midlands into Tuesday. Overnight into Sunday the low will be around 51 degrees with a chance of patchy fog.

Although significant wintry precipitation appears unlikely right now, the forecast can always change when it comes to snow and ice.

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