Unsafe wind chills Saturday morning - cold here to stay

Posted December 31, 2017

SUNDAY: Cloudy, breezy, and much colder.

On Thursday, a high temperature of 25 degrees was recorded at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which is much lower than the average of 44 degrees. Plus the winds weren't quite as strong, so that helped to make it feel a little warmer. Skies will become partly cloudy overnight, with temperatures falling to the middle single digits below zero. Now is the time to begin preparing for some ice and then cold temperatures.

Clouds will roll back into the area tonight as Clipper-type system dives makes its way across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. As sunrise on Saturday nears, a bit of light snow may develop across the area, especially for points west of the Lehigh Valley.

Temperatures finally edged above freezing Friday compliments of southwest winds. As the colder air filters in later in the evening, the chances for a wintry mix/freezing rain drift farther south. It is expected to accumulate, but it may not be enough to hit the two-inch threshold required for widespread plowing.

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The ground is very cold so this could create slick spots. Wind chills will be as cold as minus 15 to minus 30 degrees by early Saturday morning.

New Year's Eve night will be one of the coldest in recent memory with temperatures around 5° as the clock strikes midnight. What a way to ring in 2018...right?! Low temperatures on Saturday morning will range from the single digits in central Kansas to the teens in southern Kansas.

We will start the New Year just like we finished it. Winds out of the southwest that morning will lead to daytime highs close to 30°, but another round of arctic air will pour in during the afternoon. We are starting off cold again this morning with temperatures in the 10's and 20's. Highs will be in the upper single digits up north to the mid teens in southern NH by mid afternoon.

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