A cold front that is ushering in the frigid weather is expected to move through our area this afternoon and there is a chance of mixed snow, sleet and rain as temperatures will fall into the 30s toward sunset. However the ground and road surfaces are still warm so no accumulation is expected on the roads so driving shouldn’t be an issue.
Highs Wednesday won’t get out of the 30s falling into the mid 20s Wednesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Northampton County Wednesday morning beginning around 2:00 AM and ending at 9:00 AM. You are encouraged to take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
Temperatures are expected to recover to the 50 degree mark on Thursday.
The extended forecasts for the rest of November at this time call for average seasonal temperatures.