Another Arctic blast ahead of for the New Year

Calvin Saunders
December 30, 2017

With nighttime temperatures below freezing for the past 5 days, it's beginning to feel a lot like winter! The Arctic dry high pressure has any chance snow on hold during this period.

Saturday: Any precip we see remains liquid as a cold rain or drizzle.

"People will really need to bundle up if they are heading out Sunday night for New Year's Eve celebrations in places like Chicago, for example, where the high will be 15 F on Sunday, around 15 degrees below normal", he warned. If there is still moisture around there is a small chance that some freezing rain or snow could occur Sunday night.

Expect Thursday to be cloudy and chilly with highs in the mid to upper 40s. I will continue to monitor the forecast trends and will keep you posted, so check back for updates through the weekend. Preparations should be completed sometime today through Saturday in order to avoid rain and the extreme cold. With temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s, travel problems could develop.

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BITTERLY COLD START TO 2018: We are still expecting the coldest air so far this winter arriving on New Year's Day.

Frigid weather is expected to reach the Big Apple just in time to chill those visiting Times Square, though the record low of minus 4 F from 1918 will not be challenged.

Tuesday will likely be the coldest morning with lows in the low to mid 20s and highs near 40. Things begin to change Saturday evening as the first in a series of cold blasts works into Central Texas. Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday as well. This will be some of the coldest conditions we've seen for our area in a while, so make sure you have that warm gear ready. Good news is no wintry precipitation is expected after Sunday.

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