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Extreme Cold, Possibly More Snow in Store for Weston This Week

The National Weather Service is predicting low temperatures in the single digits.

Extreme Cold, Possibly More Snow in Store for Weston This Week

A snowy start to the week could herald more wintry conditions for Weston, according to the National Weather Service.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for Weston from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday as the temps are expected to plummet to 4 degrees with wind chills as low as -10. The coldest conditions are expected to occur after midnight and through mid-morning Wednesday.

Tuesday night through Thursday are predicted to be clear, but with temperatures between 1 and 18 degrees.

With such cold temperatures, "There will be a heightened threat for frostbite or hypothermia for those venturing outside," according to the NWS advisory. The NWS recommends that individuals limit their time outdoors, but dress in layers and limit exposed skin when outside.

A chance of snow is predicted again for Friday and Saturday, but possible accumulation remains uncertain, according to WHDH.

According to the Centers for Disease Control:

When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Many homes will be too cold—either due to a power failure or because the heating system isn't adequate for the weather. When people must use space heaters and fireplaces to stay warm, the risk of household fires increases, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected.

Do you enjoy the cold? Are you counting down the days until spring? How do you keep warm around town? Tell us in the comments!

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