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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Has Arrived! First Storm of 2014 & Record Cold Saturday Morning

The amount of snow we’re getting isn't as big of a deal as the combination of snow, cold and gusty winds. Snow will pick up tonight, becoming moderate to heavy at times. 5"-10" of light fluffy snow is likely by tomorrow am. But I think most people will end up with 5"-8".

Snow will wind down around the time of the morning commute. But plows will need to catch up before the roads improve.  This will be a tough storm to clean up with gusty winds, blowing and drifting of snow combines with cold temperatures. Friday morning will start off with wind chills -10 to -15! Some clearing is likely but sun will not help warm the air. In fact, temperatures will actually drop through the day. Sub zero, record breaking cold is forecast Friday night into Saturday morning.

Temperatures moderate this weekend briefly with highs returning to the 30s and the chance for rain (not snow!) Sunday night into early Monday.

Tonight: Snow, heavy at times. Lows: 7-15

Tomorrow: Snow tapering off 6am-9am. Some clearing. Remaining breezy and cold with blowing and drifting of snow. Wind chills sub zero all day. High temperatures in the teens

Saturday: Dangerously cold in the morning with temperatures beginning below zero. Mostly sunny with high temps rebounding into the middle 20s.

Sunday: Increasing clouds, showers developing late in the day or at night. Milder with high temperatures in the middle 30s.

Monday: Showers in the morning followed by some clearing. High temperatures occur early in the morning (30s). Temperatures plummeting into the 20s by afternoon.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and bitterly cold. High temperatures in the middle teens inland, upper teens for the shoreline.

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