The wind chill could make it feel even colder. Temperatures will drop close to 10 degrees by morning, and an increasingly brisk northwest breeze will drive wind chills around or below zero for most of the area by daybreak. Wind chills will be around -15 to -25 at midnight Sunday into Monday.
The record low for December 30 is 21 below zero, set in 1983; the record low is 11 below zero for December 31, set in 1976; and the record low for New Year's Day os 18 below zero set in 1968. Skies are much brighter and we are back into the lower 20s Tuesday.
Monday: Sunny, high near 3.
New Year's Day is expected to be sunny with a high near 1.
On Saturday, high temperatures will remain below zero. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a high around 16 and a low around 0.
Colder air greets the New Years with highs near 6!
The combination of cold temperatures down into the single digits, below zero in some spots, combined with steady winds will create risky wind chill values.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind: NE 10-15; gusty. As Friday goes on, the wind will calm and highs will slowly climb out of the cellar; we'll top out in the single digits above 0°. Some snow flurries are possible but at this time, no measurable snow is expected.