FIRST ALERT: Saturday's Bitter Blast

Another bitter blast is moving in overnight Friday and all day Saturday prompting the NBC10 weather team to issue a FIRST ALERT.

Temperatures will drop drastically over the next few hours with the low around 14 degrees around 6 a.m. Saturday. Winds gusting near 20 mph will make it feel like zero degrees in Philadelphia and -4 in areas north and west.

N.J. and Del. will feel like single digits.

This is dangerous cold. If you have to outside for any period of time, make sure to dress in layers, wear warm gloves and cover your head and ears (which some people forget are some of the most vulnerable areas).

Saturday afternoon will feel anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees, but the actual high temperature will be in the mid-low 20s.

We'll warm into the 30s on Sunday with partly sunny skies.

We quickly turn our attention to an approaching storm which is expected to move into the area by Monday morning bringing with it freezing rain in and around the city for the morning commute. The freezing rain will create slippery conditions, especially on untreated roads.

Higher elevations in the Poconos could see snow and a wintry mix.

Throughout the day Monday we’ll transition to rain in most of the region, but could still freezing rain north and west of Philadelphia. Monday's high will hover in the mid-30s.

We'll get a little colder Tuesday, but the sun will be out.

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