Bitter cold expected Monday, Tuesday

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting a bitter cold starting overnight, and strong winds tomorrow and Tuesday will make it feel even colder.

But there’s no snow in the offing, and the cold temps will bring a “slight” chance of freezing rain after midnight, NWS officials said in a forecast specific to the Fayette County area.

The low Monday night is expected to be “around 7” degrees farenheit, so bundle up and bring your pets inside.

Below are the details from the area forecast:

Tonight: Rain likely in the evening…then a chance of rain with a slight chance of freezing rain after midnight. Windy. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northwest 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Windy…colder. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Wind chill readings around 5 above zero.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Windy…colder. Lows around 7. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 14.