While the National Weather Service has started to issue Winter Storm Watches for a major winter storm that’ll begin to unfold in the southeast this weekend, they are also busy issuing advisories and warnings for dangerous cold conditions expected across the northeast tomorrow night into Saturday.
The National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Advisory when seasonably cold wind chill values but not extremely cold values are expected or occurring. For these areas, the National Weather Service warns, “Be sure you and your loved ones dress appropriately and cover exposed skin when venturing outdoors.in when venturing outdoors.”
A Wind Chill Watch is issued by the National Weather Service when dangerously cold wind chill values are possible. The National Weather Service says, as with a warning, adjust your plans to avoid being outside during the coldest parts of the day. “Make sure your car has at least a half a tank of gas, and update your winter survival kit,” the National Weather Service Recommends.
When dangerously cold wind chill values are expected or occurring, the National Weather Service will issue a Wind Chill Warning, In these areas, people should avoid going outside during the coldest parts of the day. “If you do go outside, dress in layers, cover exposed skin, and make sure at least one other person knows your whereabouts,” the National Weather Service suggests. “Update them when you arrive safely at your destination.”
Wind Chill Advisories have been issued for portions of northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, southern and eastern New York State, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and Maine.
Wind Chill Warnings have been issued for most of Vermont and New Hampshire, northern Maine, and portions of central New York.
Temperatures will rebound a bit on Sunday and Monday as a major winter storm moves through, but temperatures will plunge back to well below-normal levels by the end of next week.