Mild end to the work week, bitterly cold weekend

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says we’ll stay mild one more day, before a cold front brings a big drop in temperatures for the weekend.

Tonight, lows will drop into the upper teens to low 20s. It will be partly cloudy with wind around 5-10 mph. Tomorrow, with plenty of sunshine, highs will warm into the 40s for most of the state.

A cold front will begin to move into the state, from the north, Friday afternoon. This front will push to the south, through the whole state, Friday night. Behind this front, it’s going to get a lot colder for the weekend.

Lows will fall into single digits, with highs in the upper teens to low 20s on Saturday. A few flurries will be possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning, but it won’t amount to much. It will get even colder for the end of the weekend, with lows near zero and highs in the low teens.

For the New Year, lows will drop to about -5 on Monday morning. When you factor in the wind, it’s going to feel more like -10 to -15. Due to the extreme cold, Weather Alert Days will be in effect both Sunday and Monday. Highs will only reach the teens Monday afternoon.

“Warmer” weather will return on Tuesday, with highs back into the upper 20s to low 30s.


Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Wind: SW/SE 5-10. Low: 21.

Tomorrow: Mostly to partly cloudy. Wind: SE/E 10-15. High: 42.

Tomorrow night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Wind: N 15-25; gusty. Low: 16.

Sat: High: 20 Mostly to partly cloudy, breezy.
Sun: High: 12 Low: 4 Mostly cloudy, breezy.
New Year's Day: High: 13 Low: -3 Partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 27 Low: 2 Partly cloudy, breezy.
Wed: High: 30 Low: 15 Mostly cloudy to mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 29 Low: 10 Sunny.