Arctic Air Arriving in Toccoa

Cold weather is here and colder weather is on the way.

Scott Krentz is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg.

He said that the front delivering the arctic air into the area is moving through this afternoon.

“Temperatures are going to be dropping throughout the day,” said Krentz.  “Overnight, we are really expecting the cold air to move in.  We are going to have minimum temperatures in the single digits.”

Krentz also said that the winds will be a major issue, making it feel even colder.

“The winds are going to be upwards of 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts of 20 to 25 miles per hour,” said Krentz.  “That is going to create wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees below zero.”

The Pointe Church in Toccoa will be opening its fellowship hall tonight to the homeless who need a place to get in out of the cold.  The church will also be providing those individuals with some hot soup.