Our unusually warm daytime temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area will come to an end tonight with the arrival of a amorphous blob of blue Canadian slime.
You’ll feel the temperature drop a good 10 degrees Fahrenheit (or a slightly less impressive 6 degrees Celsius) and wind gusts to 40 MPH as the cold front passes by, especially near the coasts and in the mountains. Winds will be from the west to northwest as the front approaches if you’d like to try to time things for a new Strava KOM.
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Wednesday night, with our coldest temperatures expected on Thursday morning where some areas can expect temperatures down to the low 20s F (single digits below zero Celsius). If you haven’t done so already, now’s a good time to dig out your hats and full finger gloves. Some kind of wind blocking jacket, pants and shoes or socks are a good idea, too, especially if you have a longer ride.
A cool trick I learned when I lived and biked in icebiking country: ice cream sandwiches do not melt in sub-freezing weather, and it really freaks people out when you show up at the office enjoying a frozen confectionary as you haul your bike in from the cold.