WEDNESDAY: Clouds will hold firm for the most part through the day with highs in lower 40s; winds will kick up, keeping wind chills into the 30s through the day. Another system may pass to our south through the overnight, bringing a small chance for showers for our southern counties as lows dip into the lower and middle 30s.
THURSDAY: Any showers that develop by early Thursday will be quick to exit through the morning hours. Some clearing is possible late in the day, though temperatures will stay well below normal for this time of the year; only topping out in the middle and upper 40s.
LATE WEEK: High pressure will nudge in through Friday and Saturday, bringing a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 50s; overnight will be in the 30s, though as our next cold front approaches by Sunday, we’ll be in the 40s to start off the day.
ARCTIC BLAST TO RING IN 2018: High confidence exist that a blast of the coldest air we’ve seen in about a year will come into the region, just in time to ring in the year 2018. What isn’t certain, is if any moisture will meet up with the cold air in the middle. There does to be a ‘system’ in play around the start of the year – but how that will play out is yet to be seen. Expect changes in the extended forecast. Do expect highs in the 30s by Monday, with lows dropping well into the 20s to start next week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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