Brutal, record breaking chill to finish the week

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…A Wind Chill Advisory continues through 10AM Friday morning…

RECORD TERRITORY:  Here we are again, back into the arctic chill.  We’ll be watching several records today and tomorrow as this cold air is relentless.  Today is a mostly cloudy day with a northwest wind at 15-25mph.  Highs will only climb to near 14° with wind chills in the negatives.

WIND CHILL

Overnight tonight we look to drop to -4° which would break the record of 0°-1979.  Wind chill values move to the danger zone of the -20° range again.  Friday afternoon, we’ll top out in the middle teens again with more sunshine and a slow to fade westerly breeze.  Don’t forget to protect the pipes and pets, along with a check on your neighbors today and tonight.

RECORD

WEEKEND SYSTEM:  We’re off to a cold start to Saturday but temperatures steadily climb through the 20s as clouds thicken through the day.  Snow showers arrive later in the day.  Overnight, warmer air shoves in as the low pressure approaches.  Temps will move into the middle 30s, helping to change the snow to a rain/snow mix.  It all ends Sunday as rain with highs climbing to the middle 40s briefly.  Don’t get used to it!

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NEXT WEEK:  The first half of the week looks cold and quiet.  Highs are back to the middle 20s.  Then, a coastal system looks to glide by, which could give us some snow showers for Wednesday, where we’ll be in the lowers 30s.

Have a terrific Thursday!

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