Bucks County has issued a Code Blue weather alert from 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday morning.
Frigid temperatures are expected to move into the area Monday night. According to the National Weather Service, highs over the next three nights will be in the mid teens and low 20s.
The county's Emergency Management Agency has made arrangements with the on-call churches, Woodside Presbyterian Church in Yardley, Trinity Episcopal Church in Buckingham and West Swamp Mennonite Church in Quakertown, to activate their emergency shelters.
The on-call churches will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities, according to the county.
County officials advise all residents to be aware of the severe anticipated weather conditions. "County residents are urged to check on their elderly neighbors during this period of frigid weather. Caution also should be taken with pets during the anticipated period of extremely cold temperatures," according to an announcement.
Temperatures are expected to rise by Friday, with a high of 50 currently predicted for Saturday, according to the Weather Channel.