A cold front arrives on Sunday and will bring rain showers to the region. This front will also be responsible for ushering in the coldest air since 2011 and possibly even the coldest air we've ever seen. Starting Sunday night after the rain, temperatures will begin to plunge 20+ degrees in just a few hours. Temps will be near the 20's by midnight. Adding in a very brisk wind blowing 15-20 mph and gusting even harder than that and we will be looking at wind chills near 0!
Lows Monday morning starting off in the 20's and our highs aren't expected to get about freezing for the rest of Monday. Tuesday might as well be a carbon copy of Monday, but with one big exception...Tuesday morning we will be looking at temps approaching single digits in some locations. The record low for Tuesday is 15 degree's. That record was set in 1970, and if the forecast verifies...we could beat that record by 3 to 5 degrees.
With such cold air expected, now is the time to make preparations. Make sure your heating units are working properly. Make sure all space heaters have at least three feet of space around them on all sides. Also, make sure all outdoor animals will stay warm through the night and have non-frozen water. Make sure to also check on the very young and elderly as they are most susceptible to cold weather.