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Temperatures Plummet Thursday Night, Into Weekend

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LEWES, Del.- Statewide, people are prepping for what is likely to be a very chilly Friday morning. Exacerbating the cold air is the high winds that are also expected to hit Delmarva. WBOC's Weather Team anticipates temperatures, including wind chill, to drop as low as -10 degrees by Sunday.

"We're counting down the days to summer," said Megan Williams, a Nurse Practitioner from Beebe Healthcare.

Williams said that the cold weather could mean some substantial dangers for many patients.

"First we begin to see the falls," she said. "Then second to that we begin to see folks come in with frostbite. And those are folks who maybe go outdoors for an extended period of time. Don't have the proper clothing on to keep themselves warm."

At The Lewes Senior Center, Executive Director Steve Twilley said that senior citizens are one group that is hit especially hard by the cold air.

"The threats that winter weather poses to everyone," he said. "Are particularly severe for seniors. Where mobility becomes more of an issue. So slippery walks, an ice-covered sidewalk can be a far greater danger to a senior then it might be for a younger person."

WBOC also reached out to Delmarva Power, which said they will have additional crews ready to go just in case there are emergencies. The company said that it was not anticipating too large of a storm. Nonetheless, they said they wanted to be prepared.

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