Bitter cold on the way; some snow possible

Cloudy and cold this evening with temps falling to around 29 by sunrise Tuesday morning. Highs will return to the upper 40s Tuesday afternoon and the lower to middle 50s for Wednesday and Thursday. Showers are likely for Thursday but they should remain on the light side. Rain will become heavy at times ahead of a strong cold front Saturday afternoon and evening. Some snow could mix with the rain as the cold air moves in. We will need to keep an eye on how fast the cold air moves in Saturday night. Right now we are not expecting any icy roads.

The big weather story over the next ten days is going to be a blast of extremely cold air that will arrive overnight Saturday into Sunday. We have a First Alert out for Sunday and Monday. Temperatures will fall into the 20s and stay there throughout the afternoon Sunday. A northwest wind at 10-20 mph will make it feel like the single digits most of the day on Sunday. Overnight lows will drop into the teens Monday morning but it could feel as low as zero at the start of the day. Highs Monday will remain in the 20s. It looks like the temperature could remain below freezing for at least 50 straight hours beginning early Sunday morning. As the cold air moves in we could see a few flakes of snow fall early Sunday as well. These temperatures will be a threat to life and property along with livestock and you pets. Keep checking back for updates to the cold air we are currently forecasting.

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