Arctic Cold Front Expected This Week

Forecasters are calling for bitterly cold temperatures this week across the Delmarva Peninsula. The National Weather Service/Wakefield has issued issues a Hazardous Weather Bulletin that states arctic air will come sweeping down into Ocean Pines Tuesday, Jan. 29.

According to that report, “rain is expected to change to snow Tuesday evening before ending. A light coating of snow may occur over portions of Delmarva, Tuesday evening.”

Additionally, with temperatures expected to fall into the teens and 20s Tuesday night, any residual moisture on surfaces such as bridges, overpasses and sidewalks could freeze, resulting in some slick spots during the Wednesday morning commute.

The Emergency Management Director of the Worcester County Department of Emergency Services has released the following concerns for our area.

-Rain late Tuesday afternoon will change to snow Tuesday evening before ending.
-Temperatures will fall into the teens and 20s Tuesday night. Some slick road surfaces are possible through Wednesday morning.
-Nighttime lows in the teens Wednesday night and Thursday night with some single digits possible.
-Dangerous wind chill values of 5 below zero to 10 above zero expected Thursday morning.
-For marine interests: Freezing spray is likely Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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