Wind Chill to Hit Delmarva

Jan 6, 2014


The cold weather is expected to be back on the Delmarva Peninsula.

On the Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore and south into Virginia a wind child advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 a.m Tuesday running through noon tomorrow.

Wind chill values could hit minus 5 to 10 with west winds of up to 25 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

Associated Press reports that Delaware officials are warning of dangerous driving conditions as temperatures drop and melting snow and rain freeze on roads.

The National Weather Service says rain is expected to end a few hours before temperatures drop to the freezing point as the sun sets Monday.

It’s recommended that you stay indoors and wear a hat and gloves if you venture out.

Also beware of the potential for frozen water pipes.

In Delaware’s three counties, temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 5 degrees with the wind chill factor pushing it down to 12 below.

Maryland officials are monitoring conditions of the state's roads ahead of a strong cold front that is expected to bring extreme temperatures.

AP reports that State Highway Administration officials warn that Monday's rain could freeze on roads and with dense fog, driving conditions could be dangerous.

Yesterday’s cold morning left parts of Delaware route 1 in New Castle County and the Roth Bridge closed for more than an hour so that state workers could treat the roads.