Weather Authority: Frigid temperatures through the holiday weekend

Posted December 31, 2017

In fact, the core of the cold air will move directly over New England.

Expect the cold to remain across the area into Saturday morning.

"Snow will fall mainly between 7am-3pm Saturday with a coating to 1" expected. Because a lot of the body's heat is lost through the head and hands, a hat and gloves are essential to staying warm. We did see the sunshine return late Friday morning though, so it was nice to have sunnier skies for the afternoon.

"If people are going out and about for New Year's Eve, they need to dress warmly", Rubin said. BWI also tied a record low of 10 degrees from 1950.

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.

The mercury won't even rise to zero on Saturday and Sunday in Minneapolis, according to AccuWeather. The increase in cloud cover will keep us a tad warmer than last night, but temperatures will still bottom out near 10 degrees. "This will be one of the coldest New Year's Eves the Panhandle has had in quite a while". At the same time, cold air will be spilling in from the north.

The cold air, reinforced with another area of high pressure on Wednesday, will persist for much of next week.

There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation Saturday night that could include freezing drizzle with a 30 percent chance of snow and freezing drizzle Sunday. High temperatures have been in the 20s most of this week with wind chills in the single digits. This will drop temperatures for New Year's Day, as Houston wakes up to a low of 29 degrees. With ground temperatures below freezing, any snow will easily stick to the ground.

Rather cloudy with some snow and flurries tapering off and ending in the afternoon; coating to an inch or two.