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Cold Update: When it may Lessen its Grip

29 Dec 2017, 10:28 pm

We want to update you on the bitter cold entrenched across much of the United States currently. It looks like areas that are colder-than-average now will likely stay that way through the first full week of 2018!

Here is the day-by-day breakdown of the wind chill, or feels-like-temperature, through New Year’s Eve at midnight.

Dress for very cold air on New Year’s Eve for much of the country. This shows some of the coldest weather, however most of the Lower 48 will be feeling colder-than-average.

Alerts for dangerously cold wind chills remain in effect for some areas in the Plains and Midwest through Tuesday, January 2.

So the question is: How long will this last? Many numerical weather models show that the colder-than-average weather will stay east of the Rocky Mountains through next weekend, January 6-7. Then following that weekend, models show the cold air slowly warming up and possibly providing some relief.

This is a weather story we’ll continue to follow for you here at WeatherNation. Check back in to for the very latest daily.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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