New Year's Eve forecast: Below-zero temps, bitter wind chill

New Year's Eve forecast: Below-zero temps, bitter wind chill

Indianapolis tied the record for the coldest New Year's Eve and was one degree off the mark for New Year's Day. Sub-freezing temperatures will return Wednesday night and persist through at least Friday afternoon.

2018 starts like 2017 ended, with really cold temperatures and brisk winds. This means lows will also drop to between 10 and 20 degrees Monday night.

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That pivotal play sparked a 17-0 Cowboy run that spanned halftime and saw OSU take a 20-7 lead early in the third. Despite driving into Oklahoma State territory on its next two possessions, Tech couldn't make up any ground.

Hard freeze watch from Monday evening through Wednesday morning: Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw, Escambia, Covington, central and coastal Mobile, central and inland Baldwin counties. There's the potential for absolutely nothing to some snow showers, or even a period of light snow east. Temperatures reach close to 20º on Saturday and skies are mostly sunny. Wind chill values are in the single digits. More potent storm system moves in Sunday and Monday, which should bring a host of different precipitation types depending on locations - still too early to pinpoint types and amounts, as well as timing of precipitation this far out. Sunday shows some small moderation in temperatures.

Impressive December cold outbreak: It's not hard to quantify how anomalously long and potent the almost nationwide cold spell has been over the past week. Expect readings in the upper teens to lower 20s. Morning lows begin in the single digits, and could even dip below 0 for a few spots. And Happy New Year!

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