Bundle Up It’s Going to Be Bitterly Cold Again
Freezing? We'd love 32 degrees...But there's no chance of it touching 32 over the weekend! As a matter of fact there's a wind chill advisory in effect from 10 p.m. Friday night until 1 p.m. on Saturday, and a wind advisory in effect from 5 p.m. Friday night until 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
Friday night in Downeast Maine the real temperature will be 4 below to 2 above 0, but combined with the wind, the wind chill readings, the feels like temperature will be as low as 25 below 0!
Saturday during the day it doesn't get much better. The highs will only be around 10 above, but the wind chill readings, the feels like temperature will be as low as 25 below 0!
As for Saturday night, clear skies are forecast, so with the radiational cooling, the lows will dip to 3 below to 3 above 0.
Sunday, there's some moderation in the temperature, with highs in the lower 20's. Break out the shorts!
With wind chills as low as 25 below, frostbite on exposed skin can occur in as little as 15 minutes. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves/mittens.
Also, if you had an issue with frozen pipes from earlier in the week, you might want to leave the hot water running a trickle and open cabinets. If you do have a frozen pipe, the American Red Cross suggests applying heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.