We end 2014 with a chill

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CHILLY END:  It’s the final day of 2014 and I hope it’s been a good year for you!  We’ll end the year on a cold note with highs today only bumping toward the freezing mark, despite plentiful sunshine after some early clouds.

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NEW YEAR’S PLANS:  As you head out this evening, temperatures will drop through the 20s.  Outdoor plans require you to dress warmly, as we’ll be in the middle 20s around 8PM, dropping to the lower 20s by midnight as pickles, roses, and strawberries drop across the region.  It’s dry, clear, and quiet!

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START OF 2015: New Year’s Day will be another sunny but cold day.  Highs will hit the middle 30s.  Friday, clouds thicken as moisture streams in from the south ahead of a system pegged to move in over the weekend.  Highs move closer to 40°.

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WEEKEND:  A storm system will move in for Saturday night.  Expect a cloudy and mainly dry Saturday to start.  Highs top out in the upper 30s.  We cool a bit as the precip starts as some freezing rain transitioning to some rain late afternoon into the evening.  It all changes over to rain overnight as we gradually warm toward daybreak.  Rain ends in the morning on Sunday as gusty winds pick up.  Warmer air slips in for the day with highs in the low to mid 40s and cloudy skies staying put.  We’ll keep watching the progress of this system for you, as the freezing rain chance evolves.

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NEXT WEEK:  Colder air slips right back in for the start of the week.  Expect highs in the lower 30s for Monday into Tuesday with another system possible Tuesday night.

Here’s to a look back on 2014, and looking forward to a wonderful 2015!

“Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you are forced to.” – Bill Vaughan

- Jeff Jumper, WPMT FOX43 Morning Meteorologist
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