NWS forecasts another shot of Arctic air for region

Holiday weekend looks cold & potentially snowy

Warmer by Saturday, then very cold for start of 2018

I know many of you are traveling or know someone who is traveling this weekend for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. That system is projected to run into the chilly Arctic air, lowering temperatures in the area, he said. Sunday night wind chills could be as cold as 30 degrees below zero. We are starting off cold again this morning with temperatures in the 10's and 20's.

Low temperatures New Year's Eve will get down below zero and high temperatures on New Year's Day will only be around 10, but the wind chills will make it feel like it's below zero at times. Wind chills will be 15 degrees below zero for most of us and some spots even colder than that. Windchill values are going to drop to -12 to -20 degrees across Kansas when the clock strikes 12 to start 2018.

That's right: Highs will be in the 30s with lows in the teens all of next week.

A cold front moves in this weekend and arctic air follows!

By Wednesday afternoon, we may have a shot at the freezing mark at least for some! With temperatures expected to remain at or below freezing for numerous hour, make sure your exposed pipes are wrapped/insulated from this extended period of sub-freezing temperatures. Low: 42. Wind: S/SE 5 miles per hour.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy but very light winds and milder with a high of 67.

With the temperatures already in the teens, the threat of frostbite is highly likely for anyone spending a lengthy amount of time outdoors for the holiday. That was the coldest December on record with an average temperature of 18.1 degrees! Wind chills will be dangerously low, dropping into the -5 to -15° range Saturday night into Sunday morning.

There will be a chance of light rain or drizzle behind the front and, as temperatures fall below freezing, this may lead to light ice accumulations, especially on elevated surfaces.

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