In July we will all be wishing for a cold day but maybe not one as cold as we are going to have as this week closes out. According to the National Weather Service the next 48 hours will have negative feeling temperatures. The freezing cold temperatures we will be experiencing over the next 48 hour will have us exposed to conditions that can result in frostbite.

Frostbite occurs when skin is exposed to cold and windy conditions for a prolonged period of time but with the weather we will have here in the Hudson Valley over the next day or two frostbite can happen with much shorter exposure. According to the Mayo Clinic frostbite can happen to skin whether it is covered or not. Below are the sign you should look from the Mayo Clinic.

Signs and symptoms of frostbite include:

  • At first, cold skin and a prickling feeling
  • Numbness
  • Red, white, bluish-white or grayish-yellow skin
  • Hard or waxy-looking skin
  • Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness
  • Blistering after rewarming, in severe cases

NOAA Forecast with Warning

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -17. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -20. West wind 10 to 14 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -12. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -11. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Light west wind.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.