Anson County residents are being advised to bundle up and stay inside if possible as wind chills are expected to dip below zero late Monday night and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Anson and surrounding counties from midnight Monday to noon on Tuesday. “A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chill readings,” the statement from the National Weather Service reads. “This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors tonight and Tuesday morning, make sure to wear several layers of clothing in addition to hat and gloves.”
Anson County residents are also advised to cover up plants, open pipes to prevent freezing water and keep all pets indoors.
Due to the extremely cold forecaast for the next two days, all Anson County Schools are on a two-hour delay Tuesday and Wednesday. Students should report to school at 10:30 a.m. The cold temperatures may result in bus issues; so school administration is encouraging parents to make alternate transportation plans if possible for your child. Every effort will be made to run the buses; however, the low temperatures may interfere with transportation services. All children should dress in very warm clothing. Breakfast will not be served so children should eat before reporting to school. Lunch will be served. Additional updates will be provided if changes become necessary.
Temperatures are expected to gradually rise on Wednesday, to a high of 40 degrees. The warming trend will continue through the weekend, with forecasted highs reaching the upper 50s by Saturday.