WIND CHILL ADVISORY through 9am Thursday morning for sub-zero wind chills of -5° to -15°.
NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Breezy and cold. Scattered flurries and snow showers.
5am: 23° 6am: 23° 7am: 22° 8am: 21° 9am: 20° 10am: 18° 11am: 16°
EXTREME COLD AHEAD:
The coldest air yet this season arrives today along with gusty north winds! The day will start with some flurries and temperatures in the 20s – but as the winds pick up, readings will quickly fall. A few snow showers could briefly reduce visibility and drop a light coating of accumulation on the ground, but significant amounts are not expected. Readings and wind chills only get colder as the day wears on with “feels like” temps dipping to near 0 by mid-afternoon. Bitter north winds of 15-25mph and temperatures dropping into the single digits Wednesday night will create wind chill readings of -5° to -15° (below zero)! Actual lows will fall to the 0 to 5° above range. This will be a dangerous time for anyone to be outdoors so use extreme caution, dress in layers and check on pets and the elderly to make sure they have adequate sources of heat.
Arctic cold slowly retreats late week into the weekend, although temperatures remain below normal. Our next shot of precipitation comes late Sunday into Monday, with rain or snow possible. Highs warm to near 40 early next week with overnight lows eventually climbing into the lower 30s.
Windy & Cold, Occasional Flurries…Temps falling into the Teens
Winds NW 17-25 mph Gusts up to 35 mph
Snow Ch. 30% – A dusting possible
Impacts: Cold, gusty winds, icy spots
Clearing and Very Cold, Bitter Wind Chills…Low 3, winds SE-9
Impacts: Cold, breezy, icy spots
Mostly Sunny but Bitterly Cold…High 23, winds SW-11
Impacts: Cold, breezy