First Alert Weather

Cold Winds Keep It Feeling Bitterly Cold Through the Day

A First Alert is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday

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What to Know

  • A First Alert is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday as an Arctic blast grips the region.
  • It felt like the single digits as of Thursday morning. Some schools even decided to open late.
  • Temps will start to slowly warm on Friday.

Have the heavy coat, hat, scarf and gloves on hand as bone-chilling temps have taking grip of the Philadelphia region, bringing feels-like temps in the single digits in most neighborhoods.

A First Alert for the Arctic blast is in effect for our entire area until 7 a.m. Friday.

As temps dropped later Wednesday, a brief snow squall moved through, but the cold that followed was the bigger concern.

The high in Philadelphia and many surrounding neighborhoods isn’t expected to break the freezing mark Thursday as gusty winds make it feel even colder for a period of hours. In most neighborhoods it felt like the single digits Thursday morning.

The bitter cold caused some schools and districts to open late Thursday morning.

Feels-like temps are only expected to get into the teens later Thursday, despite plenty of sunshine. Those chilly conditions continue into Friday morning.

Very cold temperatures have hit our area, extreme enough to freeze water. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley conducted a home experiment just to show you how cold this arctic blast can get.

The last time the region had temps this cold was way back in early February. Be ready to turn on the heater if you haven’t done so already. People should also be sure to check in on vulnerable friends and family to make sure they are staying warm.

Once the cold blast ends, temps slowly creep up heading into the weekend.

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