Wind Chill Advisory Tonight
The Coldest Night of the Season is Underway
Good evening… You’ll want to throw an extra blanket on the bed tonight. Canadian high pressure will bring the coldest night of season. Look for a clear sky and lows in the middle teens to middle 20s below zero. While winds will remain light… under 10 mph… any light wind gust at all will push wind chills into the -20 to -35 range through tomorrow morning. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the entire area through tomorrow morning. If you plan to travel tonight, be sure to make sure your car is in good winter driving condition. Be sure to carry warm clothes or extra blankets in case you become stranded.
The high will begin to push to the east Friday. This will allow warmer air to slowly advance toward the area. Look for high temperatures to warm into the teens. However, we may not see these readings until the early evening hours. In addition, a stiff south wind at 10 to 20 mph will keep the wind chill well below zero through much of the day. The only saving grace is we’ll see plenty of sunshine.
As we head into tomorrow night, look for clouds to increase through the night. Breezy south winds at 10 to 20 mph will allow temperatures to hold steady or slowly rise through the night. Wind chills will range from 0 to -10.
By Saturday, a weak system will cross the area, bringing clouds and a slight chance of rain and snow. Temperatures by Saturday will have recovered into the middle and upper 30s.
Looking ahead… Look for a partly cloudy and seasonal end to the weekend. Our next storm system looks to arrive Monday and will bring a chance of snow. Temperatures may be warm enough for some rain to mix in with the snow in some locations. Dry weather will then settle in for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll pick up another chance of light snow toward next Friday.
Temperatures through the period will be on a bit of a roller coaster ride. Look for highs in the upper 20s Sunday. They will then warm into the middle 30s Monday. 20s return for Tuesday and Wednesday. They’ll return to the lower 30s by the end of next week.
Have a great night. Be sure to dress for the extreme cold if you must be outdoors tonight! –WKBT Cory Malles