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Cold weather like we haven’t felt since last winter is going to descend on the Philadelphia region in time for the start of the weekend.

You will be feeling the chill when you step outside Friday morning. Winds will gust up to 30 mph on Friday, making it feel colder than the high that ranges from the low to mid 40s in Delaware and South Jersey to the upper 30s in the Lehigh Valley.

If you take the wind chill into account, it will feel like to 20s across the region by 5 a.m. Friday.

The significantly-below-average chill and clear conditions stick around into Saturday when the low bottoms out in the low 30s and feels like the teens. We only warm into the low 40s on Saturday.

We aren’t used to the cold weather, so it could feel even harsher on your system. Here are some tips to prepare you (and your home): check your heating system, check your fireplace/chimney, use lip balm and sleep with a humidifier.

Sunday Relief

We get some relief from the cold under sunny skies Sunday as highs push into the low 50s in and around Philly.

Chance for First Flakes of Season

Clouds then build on Monday with highs only getting into the 40s. A storm system then moves in Monday night into Tuesday and it is expected to bring rain and snow. It is too soon at this point to determine how much snow.