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Coldest weather of the season predicted this weekend

By Staff | Jan 7, 2010

The City of Sanibel is alerting the public of the upcoming severe cold weather predicted for the next five days.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

Highs in the 60’s and Lows in the 50’s with scattered showers.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

Breezy with scattered showers and falling temperatures from the 50’s in the morning. Lows in the 30’s with wind chills in the 20’s.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10

Mostly sunny with Highs in 50’s and Lows in the 30’s, wind chills in the 30’s overnight. Inland areas east of US 41 will experience below freezing temperatures.

MONDAY, JANUARY 11

Start off the morning with chilly temperatures in the 30’s and possible frost. Then, mostly clear and sunny with Highs in the 60’s

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

Sunny with Highs in the 70’s and our local warm-up trend begins.

The City of Sanibel encourages you to take the following cold weather precautions this weekend:

Bring pets inside a covered area

Bring potted plants inside and cover outdoor plants

Do not use charcoal or gas grills inside; they produce deadly carbon monoxide fumes

Check on your neighbors, friends, and relatives to make sure that they are prepared for the colder weather

Do not use extension cords if you are using electric heaters and be sure to keep the heaters away from curtains and other flammable items

Dress warmly in layers, if you will be outside for extended periods

Monitor local media to stay current with weather conditions

Source: City of Sanibel