In fact, you may want to reconsider partying outside this New Year's Eve, given the biting cold and chance for snow in the forecast. That system is projected to run into the chilly Arctic air, lowering temperatures in the area, he said. Wind chills during the day will dip as low as 10 below zero. A cold front will move through North Texas on Saturday with temperatures gradually falling into and through the 30s.
Monday (New Year's Day): Brutal wind chills well below 0 in the morning. Windchill values are going to drop to -12 to -20 degrees across Kansas when the clock strikes 12 to start 2018. Sunday night (NYE), temperatures will be in the 20s across a large part of the region. Low: 18. High: 32.
Through tonight: Winds will pick up late this afternoon out of the northwest, gusting up to 25 miles per hour at times with a slight chance at a stray snow shower or flurry. For those snow lovers out there, despite all this cold weather, no snow is expected through the period. Snowfall amounts in areas under the Winter Storm Warning are still on track to see at least 4 inches with pockets of 5 to 6 inches before ending later this evening.
The cold air, reinforced with another area of high pressure on Wednesday, will persist for much of next week. It's the very best way to get an up-to-the-minute forecast on-the-go! Winds could gust as high as 21 miles per hour.
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Temperatures continue to drop under mostly clear skies Sunday night into Monday morning.
There will be a chance of light rain or drizzle behind the front and, as temperatures fall below freezing, this may lead to light ice accumulations, especially on elevated surfaces. The coldest temperatures we've seen since January 2017 and the longest stretch of cold that we've seen in several years.
On Thursday, a high temperature of 25 degrees was recorded at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which is much lower than the average of 44 degrees.
On New Year's Day the high temperature will not get above the freezing mark.