Bitterly cold air surges in

Good Thursday to one and all. Bitterly cold air continues to push into the region from the north and northwest. This will easily be the coldest air of the young winter season over the next couple of days.

The day starts with temps in single digits across the northern half of the state and 10 to 15 degrees across the rest. Gusty winds will make it feel much, much colder. Wind chill readings Thursday morning could be zero or below at times.

This afternoon will see readings only in the upper teens and low 20s:

Gusty winds will make it feel much colder.

The weekend system throws moisture our way late Friday, and that could be in the form of a wintry mix:


One thing to watch for is frozen ground. Even if temps are a little above freezing, I’ve seen similar situations result in some icy roads.

The temps rise all night Friday into Saturday and should hit the low 60s. Thunder and lightning will be possible before the arctic air moves back in. The end result is a rapid switch to sleet, freezing rain and some snow into early Sunday:


Temps behind that could turn frigid again by Monday morning:


Have a great day and take care.

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