Temperatures to drop into 20s in Delaware today

With an Artic airmass spreading toward the East Coast, Delawareans waking up to mild temperatures reaching a high of 58 degrees this morning could head to bed in the 20s, seeing a more than 30-degree drop.

The National Weather Forecast for much of Delaware calls for increasing winds, temperatures falling to around 33 degrees by 5 p.m. Rain showers changed to a wintry mix including snow by early afternoon for towns across Delaware.

As the wintry mix fell on much of Delaware, Governor John Carney highlighted winter weather awareness week via social media, using the weather to help spread the news.

For Kent and Sussex counties, the weather service forecast wind gusts as high as 32 mph, 90 percent chance of precipitation and a low around 22 tonight.

The weather event even prompted the postponement of sporting events like the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Field Hockey Semifinals.

Like Gov. Carney, others took to social media to express their feelings about the weather, like Darbyshire Witek who joked via Twitter, “The weather in Delaware today is colder than it was on New Year’s in Alabama and I’m scared.”

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