Watertown will be hit by windy weather Thursday, followed by bitter cold temperatures on Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning from 5 p.m. on Thursday until 4 a.m. on Friday. Sustained winds will be between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds are expected after 8 p.m.
The winds could bring down branches and trees, which could lead to power outages. Be prepared with heating alternatives that do not rely on electricity.
The winds, combined with low temperatures will create the possibility of wind chills below zero. Therefore, the NWS has issued a Wind Chill Warning from midnight to 9 a.m. Friday. The temperatures will be between 14 and 3 degrees, creating wind chills between -15 and -24 degrees.
Exposure to wind chills of -20 for as little as 30 minutes can result in frostbite, the NWS warns. Outdoor activities should be limited.