Weather: Final Night of Arctic Temperatures (1/6/18)

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If this weather is getting old, there is a bit of hope on the horizon. Until then, we are still very cold. Heading into the overnight hours, the entire region is under a Wind Chill Warning. Dangerously cold “feels like” temperatures will be 25 to 45 degrees below zero. Once again, it’s a night that you can’t leave your pets outside, nor you should spend any prolong time outside either. Frostbite can easily occur on any exposed skin in under ten minutes. Wind speeds will slowly start to weaken into the overnight hours as well, finally becoming calm early Sunday morning. The Wind Chill Warning will be in effect until 10 A.M. so do be careful out and about tonight. 

Heading into Sunday afternoon we are under a mix of sun and clouds, and the wind will slowly pick up, this time out of the south. The change in the wind direction will help to move a less cold air mass into the region. Afternoon temperatures will hit the low to middle teens, but the wind chills will still sit around zero degrees. While majority of the day is calm, a weak front will push into the area Sunday evening/night sparking off a few snow showers. Temperatures will hold steady into the overnight hours in the low teens, and continue to slowly climb into Monday.

Monday we are mostly cloudy to overcast with scattered snow around, generally 1-3″ should be expected. Highest totals will be found on the tallest peaks. A continued south wind will allow for temperatures to reach the low 30s, this will be the first time temperatures reached over the freezing mark since December 23rd. Tuesday and Wednesday are pretty similar with partly cloudy conditions, and daytime highs in the low 30s.

Thursday into Friday we are watching our next storm, this time coming in out off the Great Lakes region. What will make this one different are the temperatures. Forecasted highs are in the low to mid 40s both days, with overnight lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. A mix of rain, sleet, and snow is expected. This could mean more slick spots on the roads overnight. Clearly a storm we are going to keep a close eye on. 

Come next weekend, we are cooling off back to the upper 20s with spotty snow showers. 

-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher 

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