***WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH 5 PM FRIDAY***
A winter storm and an arctic cold front will blast across the region tonight delivering snow, icy conditions and frigid temperatures. Clouds will break a bit on Friday, but we still will have a few flurries along with blowing and drifting snow as winds gust close to 50 mph. Travel will be dangerous with the snow and near 0 temperatures.
TONIGHT: Windy and sharply colder with snow, heavy at times, accumulating 3 to 6 inches, blowing and drifting snow. Low -6
FRIDAY: Mixed clouds and sun, very windy and bitterly cold with few flurries, blowing and drifting snow. Wind gusts to near 50. High near 0 with wind chill 20 to 30 below zero
FRIDAY NIGHT: Windy and bitterly cold with a few flurries possible. Low -2
SATURDAY/CHRISTMAS EVE: Mixed clouds and sun, windy and very cold with a slight chance of a few flurries. High near 10
It will remain frigid through Christmas. We will see a lot more sun on Sunday. Morning lows will be 0 to 5 and high temperatures only reach the mid teens.
— MORNING REPORT —
The day starts off pretty quiet with mild temperatures and calm winds. We will see showers on and off throughout the day. As the sun goes down, arctic air surges in, and temperatures fall into the single digits very quickly, changing the rain to snow, and freezing the rain that has fallen.
Winds will gust up to 40 mph tonight, blowing any snow that has fallen leaving snow drifts several feet deep while some areas will be stripped of snow.
Tomorrow afternoon, the winds gust to 55 mph. With temperatures dropping to the single digits as highs tomorrow, wind chills will be as low as -3 degrees. This is why there is a wind chill warning in place until Christmas Eve at 4 AM.
Saturday looks to be better, but still windy. Temperatures will get to around 12 degrees Saturday with some flurries possible.
Today: A high of 42 degrees. Rain is likely.
Tonight: A low of -3 degrees. Rain changes to snow early, with blowing snow at times.
Tomorrow: A high of 3 degrees. Snow possible in the morning with wind chill values as low as -30 degrees.