CAMBRIDGE, Md.- There were not many people on the streets of Cambridge Wednesday morning. Those who were out, were running to get back inside. The watermen dutifully went to work. The birds that haven't fled south for the winter, stood on ice forming in the shallower parts of rivers and streams.
For the Coghlan family, waiting for the bus is best done inside. They were bundled up and waiting inside the Overflow Cafe, a popular spot for people looking for something warm to drink. Especially those without a warm place to stay.
"We have, when the shelters close, the guys come in here and they get their morning cup of coffee and they hang out for a little bit," said Don Bartley at the cafe.
The cold has led to a little bit more prep work when Bartley goes to work in the morning as well.
"I've started wearing gloves, I've started using a lot more hand lotion. Bundling up," said Bartley.
Despite this somewhat painful and sudden cold snap, people aren't too worried about the cold, they're worried about the storm still to come on Friday and Saturday. Eddie Collison with Craig's Drug Store, was preparing people in south Dorchester County on Wednesday if the snow becomes a problem later in the week.
"We have to provide a lot of people with oxygen, diapers, adult diapers, things like that. So right now, starting today, we're going to make sure all our people south in the county are equipped with oxygen or anything they may need in case this gets bad. We don't really know what we're going to get yet," said Collison.
And that's the big question, what lies ahead? Only time will tell as the storm makes its way to Delmarva.