Arctic cold front on the move

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Light rain will continue across the area this evening and tonight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. The brutally cold air will remain in places through at least next weekend. Now another, even colder, shot of air will be arriving on New Years Eve.

By late Sunday morning, the light wintry mix will work its way further south to the I-20 corridor. So, our New Years Eve forecast at midnight calls for mostly clear skies and no rain. The blast will uncork piercing cold that will cover enormous territory by Sunday night. Temperatures are at their high point this morning, and will continue to fall as we progress through the day. We will reach out maximum temperature around noon, then will quickly be dropping. Some moisture is expected to move back into the area, likely after midnight. You will definitely need to bundle up if you plan to be outdoors for New Year's! Glens Falls, New York, also set a record low of minus-20. Monday will start out in the mid 20s! So, it will definitely be a day to stay inside, if possible. All of North Texas will be below freezing by late Sunday afternoon. There will likely be hard freeze warnings that will be issued for Southwest Louisiana during that same time span. There's been a great deal of change in our models which can easily be seen in the snow total comparison. Extra layers will be necessary, no matter the time of day. It's slightly less cold than Thursday, but, without any sunshine, it basically feels the same.

The good news is that after Monday, sky conditions will be improving!

Increasing clouds with some snow possible toward dawn, especially west.

First Alert Forecast: Cold air on the way
An arctic front will push through before sunrise with temperatures quickly tumbling through the 20s in the wake of the front. New Year's Eve night will see temps plunge into the teens with wind chills near 0°, so bundle up and be safe if you go out.

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Tuesday: Sunny and cold. This will help it not look so cold outside. New Year's Day morning will bottom out around 21 with real feel as low as 10 degrees.

This forecast is a tricky one and quite fluid, so keep checking back here on KENS5.com, and on each of our newscasts for updates.

Actual air temperatures in the first hour of 2018. With temperatures well above freezing, no frozen precipitation is expected this evening or early tonight.

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