Bringing in the new year with a cold blast

Bringing in the new year with a cold blast

By early Sunday morning as temperatures fall to around freezing, a changeover to a mix of light freezing rain, sleet or snow is expected around the I-30 corridor. More locations should climb above freezing Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service is reporting freezing temperatures over the next few days and with a cold front pushing through the metro-area starting New Year's Eve. This watch will likely be upgraded to a Hard Freeze Warning on Sunday.

New York's Niagara Falls is gripped by freezing weather, but that hasn't stopped tourists from braving the icy mist or children from enjoying the snow. Be sure to bring pets inside as well. During this episode of frigid weather, highs struggled to reach 10 degrees and lows plummeted into the single digits on six nights.

Another 12-day stretch of subfreezing temperatures occurred in February 1895.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and slightly warmer. Temperatures area wide could be in the upper 20s when we ring in the new year.

Noon Year's Eve at the Discovery Center Today
Donny said Arya's favorite part was the confetti, which she thought was rain. The library hosts Saturday events for kids at least once a month.

In southeast Nebraska, the NWS warns of dangerously cold wind chills that could cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin.

But since the wind will also be a factor (with wind gusts as high as 15-25 mph), protection against hypothermia is important as well.

"Tomorrow night, we're going for a low of 5 degrees", Conder said of overnight Sunday into Monday. For those snow lovers out there, despite all this cold weather, no snow is expected through the period.

- Bitter cold temperatures will continue throughout the region to start 2018, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

Although significant wintry precipitation appears unlikely right now, the forecast can always change when it comes to snow and ice.

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