Record-Breaking Cold Possible Next Weekend

This Monday will be frigid, with wind chill values below zero in many locations, and in the teens and single digits in the South. Any standing water will freeze

The big concern is a much larger and more severe cold wave that could last longer than the one this week. Impacts will be more severe in southern regions that are not used to single-digit temperatures.

Extreme impacts are expected in the Deep South due to peach and orange groves that could freeze, resulting in lost crops. Also, buildings farther south are not equipped with very decent insulation, so pipes will likely freeze and burst. A prevention method is said to be to let faucets drip to keep a small amount of water flowing through the pipes. If your thermostat is equipped with an “emergency heat” setting, you will need to use it, especially at night.

The Euro model has the first cold blast arriving as early as Friday evening according to the Euro:

The Canadian model has extreme cold all the way down into the Gulf next Sunday night into Monday. This cold could last into early February, however confidence is still low to say so.

We will keep an eye on this POTENTIAL developing situation for next weekend. If you liked this article, please use the button below to share with family and friends!



Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!