Another Blast of Arctic Air Will Arrive For The New Year

Cold is king through the New Year

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Temperatures barely rebound during the afternoon with highs in the 20s to lower 30s Wednesday.

The cold will stick around for Monday with temperatures only rising into the mid-20s under mostly cloudy skies. At that point, we will see a decrease in the wind and perhaps a little bit less cold air for the New Year's weekend.

It's much trickier to track down wind chill records, so we can just tell you that Thursday will bring in some potentially dangerously cold weather. Overnight lows next week will easily drop into the teens, while highs will struggle to warm above freezing! Temperatures will be in the low-20s. But winds from the northwest, gusting more than 20 miles per hour at times, make it feel like the teens.

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Arctic air rushed into the region on Christmas Day as winds gusted up to 40 miles per hour.

The week's snow chances: The latest model trends since Saturday have not been kind for those hoping for a winter storm this week.

Bitterly cold start to the morning with temperatures in the lower teens and single digits with wind chills falling below 0 for areas up north.

High temperatures for our Thursday will be pretty close to 10 degrees; only zero if you're headed for the ski slopes, where the temperature may remain subzero. As always, we'll keep you advised. Saturday looks to feature mostly cloudy skies with temperatures only in the upper 20s. A weak disturbance rolling in behind the front on Sunday though could offer enough lift for a few light snow showers Sunday afternoon and evening.

As mentioned above, Monday will be cold with a scattered snow chance.

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