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Cold Air Pushes into the Middle Atlantic

12 Dec 2017, 3:55 pm

A strong trough of low pressure has pushed the Jet Stream southward and is bringing cold temperatures to the Mid Atlantic. A Freeze Warning has been issued for the Outer Banks of North Carolina, as temperatures will drop into the lower 30s Wednesday morning. Teens and 20s will be widespread across the region.

Wind Chill Advisories have been issued through the Appalachian and Smokey Mountains from western Maryland into Tennessee and North Carolina. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph behind a cold front that has pushed into the Atlantic Ocean. This will drop wind chills well below zero in the advisory areas.

The National Weather Service reminds residents of the area that a Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Frostbite can occur in as little as 15 to 30 minutes to exposed skin. Make sure you a hat and gloves.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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