Bracing for the frigid weather
A brief warm-up
Tonight, will be cloudy and mild with lows near 50. We could see some scattered, light showers overnight and into the early part of Thursday. Tomorrow will be nice with highs in the 60s and some nice sunshine. Enjoy it while it lasts because bitter cold will displace that nice warmer by Friday morning. There is a chance for some scattered showers again in the evening as the front passes through the area. The temperatures will plummet into the 20s as the arctic blast arrives tomorrow night into early Friday and the wind will whip. Northerly winds at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph will drop wind chill values into the single digits and teens. Pipes, people, pets and plants need to be protected by nightfall Thursday. Bitter cold, blustery and dangerous cold will be with us Friday and Saturday, and some areas may not even make it above freezing during the daytime hours. Christmas morning will be frigid, but our afternoon highs should at least make it into the low 40s. We will see a slow warming trend into next week, the last week of 2022.
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