Forecast: Bitter cold continues with chance of weekend snow

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A warmer temperature regime will take place providing a break from the arctic cold on Thursday as reading climb into the low to mid 20s. This cold air is here to stay with mostly subfreezing temperatures beyond Tuesday. Some extremely frigid air looks to surge in for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with teens and 20s possible during the daytime hours.

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.

Temperatures overnight will drop into the single digits, with mainly clear skies. Wind chill values will make many locations feel like the teens in many spots tomorrow.

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

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Forecast: Bitter cold continues with chance of weekend snow

Today for Christmas we'll have mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 20s-mid 30s and winds W/E 5-10 miles per hour.

We continue to see arctic air to start of the New Year with highs still lingering into the teens. There is a slight chance of snow Saturday afternoon and night but confidence is still low in this. That has happened. We will continue to monitor this.

There's still an outside chance of snow Friday, but models generally forecast the storm system and its moisture to remain well south and southeast of our area. The last time we had a stretch longer than a week of temperatures below 32 was back in February of 2014 when we had 9 days in a row (this one could be worse if our forecast verifies, with the magnitude of the cold).

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

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