A cold front’s heading for Lake of the Ozarks by this weekend, and temperatures are going to get dangerously cold.

“Certainly below average, I don’t know if we’ll get to record breaking lows but it’s certainly going to be chilly and some of the lowest temperatures we’ve seen this season.”

Meteorologist Ray Miller with the Weatherology Weather Center.

High winds are expected to kick up as head into the weekend and Miller says you should think about protection from the wind chill, which is expected to reach 5 to 10 degrees.

“With the wind chills, the main concern would be frostbite with that. So just make sure you’re well protected by wearing gloves, something to cover your ears, something to cover your head. Make sure you dress in layers to help protect your core temperature and your body from reaching hypothermia and cover any exposed skin.”

We could see wind gusts as high as 25 to 30 miles an hour starting today (Thursday).