Bitterly cold temperatures arrive this week
A strong storm system arrives late-week
- Staying quiet and chilly Monday through Wednesday
- Tracking our next storm system late Wednesday night through Friday
- Bitterly cold temperatures arrive for Christmas Weekend
The large upper-level low that dominated our weather on Sunday will continue to push away from the region. That will lead to calmer winds and a clearing sky tonight. Expect low temperatures in the low to mid 20s in most hometowns. The higher elevations will likely slip into the teens early Monday morning.
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY
Our weather will stay quiet but chilly Monday, Tuesday and most all of Wednesday. Overall, expect a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures in the 40s.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
We’re still tracking our next weather maker as it’s set to arrive as early as late Wednesday. Forecast models are in fairly good agreement concerning a possible outcome for our hometowns.
Our Current Thinking:
- Moisture arrives as early as late Wednesday evening
- Precipitation may start off as a mixture of snow, sleet and rain
- Precipitation quickly changes over to a cold rain for most hometowns
- Brief changeover to snow is possible heading into Friday as colder air rushes in
- Some very light snow accumulation can’t be ruled out, especially in the higher elevations
- This does NOT look like a high impact winter weather event for our area
- *Stay tuned to potential changes in the forecast as we approach early next week*
COLDER THAN AVERAGE THROUGH CHRISTMAS
Bitterly cold temperatures will arrive for Christmas Weekend. This could be one of the coldest Christmas Days since the early 2000s if the high doesn’t get to 32°. If we have highs in the upper 20s, it may end up being the coldest Christmas since the 1980s. Wind chills will likely be below zero for many hometowns early Saturday morning.
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