PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Winter hasn't even started yet, but freezing cold temperatures are on the way! We should warn you, this weekend may just be the start of it.
The first blast of frigid air is set to hit the area this weekend with highs in the upper 30s and lows as low as the mid-20s! Wind chills won't help matters either, and could have things feeling like the 20s.
On top of all of that, we are facing the return of the "Polar Vortex." However, the brunt of the vortex should miss us, and we could just see a piece of the vortex that is making its way across Canada next week.
The vortex will come closes to our area next Thursday, which Is why this weekend will likely just be the start of the dropping temperatures. Regardless, the vortex should make its way back to the north by next weekend.
As for snow this coming weekend a few flurries are possible in the north and western parts of the area Sunday night into earl y Monday.
Here's a quick look at the weekend:
Friday: High 40, Low 29 with sun and clouds
Saturday: High 38, Low 27 with sun and clouds
Sunday: High 40, Low 26 with clouds and a possible evening mix
Monday: High 51, Low 26 mix turning to rain
Tuesday: High 45, Low 39 with clouds and sun
Camden has issued a Code Blue Advisory for Friday from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM of 12/10/16, and for Saturday evening, 12/10/16 from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM of 12/11/16.
The City of Camden is concerned for the safety of persons who may need access to a warming shelter during extremely cold/freezing or “Code Blue” conditions as determined by the Camden County Health Officer. During these periods of emergency “Code Blue” conditions, individuals can go to the following locations:
New Life Community Development Corporation
1721 Haddon Avenue
Camden, N.J. 08103
Joseph’s House of Camden
555 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08105