'Dangerous wind chills' forecast for Wednesday; wintry mix possible during weekend

Oscar Cross
December 29, 2017

South southwest wind 7 to 11 miles per hour becoming north northeast in the afternoon.

Models are predicting an area of low pressure to move across the northern Gulf on Sunday into Monday, and with cold temperatures in place it could generate some snow or other kinds of frozen precipitation across the state.

The National Weather Service said that temperatures in the low 20s feel like the mid teens given the wind chill.

The lake effect snow belts of western and northern NY will bear the brunt of the arctic air, with temperatures averaging at least 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. Wind chills this morning are ranging from about -15 to -25. The weather service believes another wind chill advisory might be issued for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Wind chills will be around -5!

A series of reinforcing cold fronts will keep skies mostly cloudy, temperatures colder than normal, and patchy light fog, mist and/or rain showers in the Central Texas forecast through Thursday. "Wind chills this afternoon are expected to remain subzero, ranging between 0 and 8 degrees below zero", the National Weather Service in Detroit said. At least the wind will become lighter as the night progresses.

Up to 2″ Of Snow Friday, Saturday

Saturday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low about 2.

Overnight lows for most of Westchester are expected to dip into the mid-teens tonight and hover around 10 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

If the present forecast holds true, this will be the third-coldest New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City since the event started in 1907.

It has no doubt been cold around these parts for the last few days, but Mother Nature is telling us that we haven't seen anything yet.

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