Bitterly cold air arrives for New Year's Eve

Holiday weekend looks cold & potentially snowy

Combined with clearing skies and the new snow cover, air temperatures are expected to drop to below zero on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Highs will be in the upper single digits up north to the mid teens in southern NH by mid afternoon. Winds will still be busy as temperatures drop into the teens and wind chills will drop below zero.

Meteorologist Steve Rubin of the National Weather Service in Cheyenne said the first cold front was expected Friday night and into early Saturday morning. High temperatures will be in the low 20s with brisk northwest winds around 20mph which will make temperatures feel like its in the single digits despite the sunshine. "This will be one of the coldest New Year's Eves the Panhandle has had in quite a while". Single-digit wind chills will start the day without much warming by the afternoon. Highs between 43 and 63, lows from upper 30s to lower 40s. A few evening snow flurries will pass through, otherwise the skies clear. Officials say the weather could create potentially hazardous driving conditions over the weekend and drivers are urged to stay off the roads if possible and to create a safety kit for your vehicle if you do go out. It's the very best way to get an up-to-the-minute forecast on-the-go!

By Wednesday afternoon, we may have a shot at the freezing mark at least for some!

Another blast of arctic air will arrive Thursday night and Friday. Low: 42. Wind: S/SE 5 miles per hour. With winds coming out of the north at 20-30 miles per hour, many of our counties will feel like they're in the low 20s and teens. The temperature has now remained below freezing for 4 full days.

With the temperatures already in the teens, the threat of frostbite is highly likely for anyone spending a lengthy amount of time outdoors for the holiday.

Texas experienced some wacky weather in 2017 and it looks like we could see more of that to end the year.

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