A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
This is some of the coldest weather we've seen in years.
While most of us are inside, trying to avoid the brutal cold, others don't have a choice but to stick it out in the arctic outdoors.
Construction crews working out in the arctic air have to come up with creative ways to keep warm.
One crew, working to build an entrance way for a new housing development had an interesting method. They set large tents up around the site to block out the wind and then used generators to pump heat into those tents.
As always when the temperature drops, people who have to be outside wear lots of layers and bundle up.