Clear and cold to start 2015

Good Wednesday and Happy New Year! 2014 is ending on a clear and cold note, and that’s exactly how the new year will begin. The clear part of the forecast will give way to some ugly days as we jump into the weekend.

Highs Wednesday will reach the upper 20s to low 30s under mainly sunny skies. Gusty winds will make it feel a little colder, but the sun will help us out some.  Here’s how things look  as we say hello to the new year:

Winter 1Winds will make it feel even colder than that.

The rest of the day will see more sunshine, with highs in the low and middle 30s for much of our region.

The storm system for the end of the week continues to look about the same as it did with the last update. I like what the GFS is doing, with some very light frozen precipitation possible early Friday:

GFSThat action should dissipate during the afternoon and evening as our storm system gets set to work across the state over the weekend. That means a big temperature swing is likely, with mainly rain and wind Saturday, and crashing temps, high winds and snow showers for Sunday:

GFS 2Check out where the temps wind up by Sunday evening:

GFS 3Have a great day and take care.

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