By Bob Pepalis
While snow did not materialize overnight, area residents will face the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia if they don't take precautions on Monday and Tuesday.
The area will be under a wind chill advisory from 11 a.m. Monday to 1 p.m. Tuesday that's been issued by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Wind chill readings will be as low as 10 degrees below zero.
Whenever you head outside you will feel the effects of northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph in some areas.
A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. The National Weather Service advises that if you must go outside, make sure you wear a hat and gloves with the rest of your cold weather gear.The warmest it will be on Monday is 26 degrees, with a low around 5 Tuesday morning. It will be very windy with some morning flurries and mostly sunny skies in the afternoon.
We won't get any break from the cold on Tuesday, with the high only reaching 24 and a low Tuesday night of 14. At 7 a.m. the wind chill will make it feel like -10 degrees. The wind will be mostly out of the northwest, but will drop to 14 mph during the day and down to 6 mph at night. That will ease the wind chill.
Starting on Wednesday it will begin to warm up, with the high near 42. By the weekend the highs will be in the 50s and the lows above freezing.