More Snow, Extreme Cold in Store for Wilmington This Week

The National Weather Service is predicting low temperatures in the single digits.

A snowy start to the week could herald more wintery conditions for Wilmington, according to the National Weather Service.

While it snowed Monday night into Tuesday, the flakes weren't as serious as originally anticipated. The cold weather, however, is leaving an impact in town.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Central Middlesex County. The alert is in effect from Tuesday at 10 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

A chance of snow is also predicted again for Saturday, with unknown accumulation expected.

"There will be a heightened threat for frostbite or hypothermia for those venturing outside," the Wind Chill Advisory reads. "Anyone outside should limit areas of exposed skin and dress in layers... and limit your time outside."

According to the Centers for Disease Control:

When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Many homes will be too cold—either due to a power failure or because the heating system isn't adequate for the weather. When people must use space heaters and fireplaces to stay warm, the risk of household fires increases, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected.

Do you enjoy the cold? Are you counting down the days until spring? How do you keep warm around town? Tell us in the comments!


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