The National Weather Service is warning that today’s freezing temperatures and strong winds could cause travel difficulties during the early morning commute.

A winter weather advisory was put in place for Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties at 4:19 a.m. and was in effect until 9 a.m. this morning.

The agency says that temperatures will be between 15 and 22 degrees, but the wind chills will make it feel like the single digits or teens.

After last night’s winds, this morning was supposed to be a bit a calmer, with winds blowing northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 25 miles per hour.

The conditions could make traveling to work or school this morning on minor roadways difficult, and drivers should use extra caution this morning, the National Weather Service said.

Vineland had issued a code blue Sunday that was set to last through Wednesday. A warming center was set up at First United Methodist Church at 7th and Landis Avenue and would open at 6 p.m.

Atlantic City had also declared a code blue until noon Tuesday, and said the Atlantic City Rescue Mission is open to all those who need shelter and food.

The city’s office of emergency management encouraged residents to check on the elderly and bring pets inside.

Christie Rotondo

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