Winter taking hold, first arctic blast of the season tonight; Snow possible and colder longer range

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COLD BLAST UNDERWAY

Brace for the cold! The first arctic front of the season will pass this evening and for the first time in 2 years, we will have temperatures fall below 20° in December!. (Last December was warm - but that was then, this is now.)

A brisk northwest wind will deliver the cold and nudge the wind chill into the single digits at times early Thursday morning. The recovery in the afternoon is no bargain - only reaching the upper 20s making Thursday the coldest afternoon since February.

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Certainly a colder pattern for the rest of the week, with lake effect snows up north, we will see some breaks for sunshine through Saturday.

ANOTHER 'WINTER' WEEKEND WITH SNOW POSSIBLE

A weekend system bears watching, bringing potential for sticking snow late Saturday night then ramping up with a rain snow line somewhere in Indiana. Still to early to talk numbers on snowfall and where the all important rain/snow line will set up. Needless to say much is still to be resolved. We will monitor trends and have updates.

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COLDER BLAST NEXT WEEK?

We look to be jumping head first into a wintry pattern here with a a new, and second arctic blast is in the offing longer range. A large Arctic high pressure is forecast to deliver even colder air by the middle of next week. The long trusted Euro model is bold with the cold, bringing single digit low temperatures here. Time will tell but bottom line, colder days are coming!

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