Cold weather sets in; some shots at snow, but no certainties

Watch: Snow pushes out; arctic air coming soon

Arctic cold to grip city into the new year

Overnight lows next week will easily drop into the teens, while highs will struggle to warm above freezing! Sunshine continues Tuesday but so does the frigid cold Morning lows are in the single digits and highs are in the lower 20s. Overnight lows will bottom out in the single digits and low teens.

Temperatures will average around 10 degrees on Thursday, with wind chill values as low as 25 below.

Friday's shortwave moving across the South looked more fearsome on the long-range models a couple days ago, but may end up getting suppressed far to the south by the expanding Arctic high pressure.

Watch: Snow pushes out; arctic air coming soon

Wind for our Thursday is gusting past 30 miles per hour, keeping the wind chill factor near zero or colder. As of right now, the time frame for some snow to push through is late Saturday into Sunday morning. Highs will drop back down into the upper 20s on Sunday with partly sunny conditions.

Temperatures have to moderate a bit next week, and we may get a better shot at some snow or a wintry mix by about Thursday. Those bitter cold temperatures in the teens should hold for Friday and Saturday, with a chance for some snow showers on Saturday. A few more clouds drift in for Wednesday, and even with sunshine, temperatures are held in the 20s once again. That has happened. We will continue to monitor this. 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).

As mentioned above, Monday will be cold with a scattered snow chance.

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