Bust out the Gore-Tex! It’s about to get scary cold here in Schuylkill County.
With everyone’s focus on the expected snowstorm (what we’re calling SnOmicron), you may go outside in the next 24 hours or so and be in for a bit of a shock.
National Weather Service is forecasting some dangerously cold air combined with what could conservatively be called a brisk wind in the area ahead of the storm.
Forecasters say single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills will be in the area through Saturday morning.
For Friday night here in Pottsville, we’re looking at a low temperature of 6. The northwest wind clocking 13-16 mph will make it feel like -10. Gusts could get as high as 24 mph.
On Saturday, the temperature will top out at a balmy 15. But the wind chill will make it feel like -10. Expect more strong winds through the day Saturday.
And on Saturday night, the wind dies down a bit but the low temperature is expected to hit 3, with a wind chill of -5.
By Sunday, the high should reach 23 but …
Of course, we’re expecting a snowstorm of some kind later in the day Sunday and into Monday.
The good news, unless there are people out there who actually enjoy temperatures around 0, is the arctic freeze moves out of the area for a while. Temperatures into late next week are expected to be just below or slightly above the freezing mark.