Arctic blast brings blustery winds and brutally cold wind chills

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Wind chill values are in the single digits Thursday, and even fall below zero at times.




Temperatures barely budge into the lower 20s this afternoon. Expect strong winds and some flurries.

ARCTIC BLAST: The end of the week ends on a bitterly cold note. The Arctic blast has settled into the region. Temperatures have fallen into the teens! The winds are gusty as well, so wind chill values feel like the single digits and even below 0winds degrees at times! Expect plenty of clouds and lake effect flurries. It’s blustery as well, dropping wind chills into the teens and single digits. Afternoon highs are in the upper teens to middle 20s. Friday is still brutally cold for this time of year. Expect readings in the upper teens to lower 20s! This is after morning lows begin in the single digits for many! Clouds increase quickly Friday morning ahead of our next system.




Snow accumulations are likely Friday night before a quick changeover to an icy mix around daybreak Saturday.

WEEKEND SYSTEM: We’ll keep an eye on this next system for another wintry mess. Temperatures slowly rise through the weekend, so as our next system crosses through late Friday night into Saturday, the potential remains for another mixed bag of precipitation. With cold air well established, accumulating snow at the onset is likely severebefore the transition to a wintry mix/rain early Saturday through the afternoon. A coating to a couple inches are possible for most, with some higher amounts possible along the northern half of the region depending on how quickly the mixing arrives! Rain and snow showers are possible Sunday with readings in the 40s.



NEXT WEEK: Skies are dry again Monday. Temperatures are knocked back down to cold readings in the 30s. It remains dry for Tuesday with sunshine. Readings remain in the 30s. Wednesday brings milder temperatures with plenty of sunshine.



Have a great Thursday!