The cold, arctic air look to stick around into next week

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Expect a cold day Thursday with temperatures only managing to reach the 30s after a morning in the 20s.

The cold will stick around for Monday with temperatures only rising into the mid-20s under mostly cloudy skies. Northwest winds will make wind chill values fall below zero in many locations tonight. As of now, I think a solid 30% chance of snow is about all we have for now. Locations centered inside the WYMT viewing area and north have been able to receive a little bit more sunshine today.

Very cold air looks to move into the region next week with highs in the mid to upper 20s and lows in the teens and single digits.

Temperatures the next several days are well below normal in the 20s. Prepare for teens during evening festivities outside but dress for single digits with the wind chill.

Friday should see mostly cloudy skies.

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We continue to see arctic air to start of the New Year with highs still lingering into the teens.

Another disturbance may have the potential of producing a few snow showers or flurries late New Year's Eve into January 1.

Over the next couple of days, high pressure from Ontario, adjacent to a wayward polar vortex, will settle over New England. My current low temperature forecast is 7°, so that could be a close call as well.

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During the course of this Arctic air regime, there will be occasional systems both diving southeast out of Canada and riding along the southern edge of the cold air dome that have some shot at lifting enough moisture into that cold air for snow.