12/21 – Jeff Vorick’s “Winter Arriving With Force” Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Cloudy skies with occasional mist and drizzle will plague our Wednesday. As we work into the evening and overnight, mist and drizzle will remain a factor. There will also be a 20% chance of rain or heavier drizzle. Some clearing is expected tomorrow ahead of a powerful cold front.

Temperatures will warm into the 60s Thursday afternoon. However, the Arctic cold front will make its way into our area tomorrow evening. There is a 30% chance of showers with the front. Expect temperatures to tumble 20-30 degrees in a couple of hours. We will be waking up in the 20s by Friday morning.

With the frontal passage, winds will elevate. Wind gusts of 30-40 MPH can be expected from late Thursday through much of Friday. Wind chills in the single digits and teens will be in the area Friday and Saturday morning. The winds alone will be disruptive. Any holiday decorations should be secured & travel on Friday will be hazardous for high-profile vehicles.

Temperatures on Friday will struggle to top the freezing mark. The duration of the cold weather will be hazardous. Preparations should be well underway for the frigid temperatures. Saturday morning will be the coldest morning. Winds will back off into the weekend but they will still be elevated enough to add a wind chill factor. A modest warming trend can be expected to begin next week.

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