2018 kicks off with bitter cold weather

Well, it looks like the day is coming.

Across Hampton Roads, winds are expected to gust as high as 30 miles per hour, according to a National Weather Service news release.

The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England.

Blowing snow with some scattered flurries possible in the evenings.

Cold and snow ushered 2018 in across the High Country with record-breaking temperatures and a fluffy 2 plus inches of snow. There's a 70 percent chance for precipitation, and around that time, the temperature will be diving down to 25.

But in the eastern part of the state, especially in places near the coast, forecasters expect 4-8 inches of accumulation.

It will stay breezy with southwest winds gusting to near 20 miles per hour. One woman said she was going to build a snowman but didn't know where to start, and when she went outside to clear off the satellite dish she fell face-first into the snow because she couldn't figure out where the porch ended.

There is the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding along north-facing shorelines on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Nassau County is also under a hazardous weather outlook for the same storm.

  • Rogelio Becker