Stupid Cold to Ring In 2017

I hope you were able to enjoy the slightly warmer temperatures yesterday because the rest of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 look downright, stupid cold.

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Temperatures will likely drop some throughout the day today thanks to a cold front moving through the region this morning. Temperatures around noon will likely be around 28° by noon. Given northwest winds, it will feel quite a bit colder than that too! A few flurries may be possible today as well.

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Decreasing clouds and continue northerly flow will pave the way for bitterly cold temperatures to return to the region tonight. Lows will likely dip to around 10°, with wind chill readings around zero.

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An area of very cold high pressure will reside from Montana and continue to pump cold air into the region on Sunday. This will lead to highs struggling to reach 20°! Once again, northerly winds will make it feel much colder than that.

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New Year’s Eve will be bitterly cold. I’d suggest staying inside and staying warm as temperatures will be around 10° to ring in 2018. Temperatures will continue to drop to around 7° Monday morning.

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A bitterly cold day is forecast to start 2018. Temperatures will warm only into the mid to upper teens on Monday. This could go down as one of the top 5 coldest high temperatures recorded at the Draffenville Mesonet site. This could wind up being some 25 to 30 degrees below normal!

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a warm and wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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