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Wintry Pattern Leading to Coldest Air of the Season

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A mix of clouds and clear skies means a mix of temperatures this morning. We have temperatures in the teens where the skies are clear and are still in the 20s with the blanket of clouds intact. Areas of clouds will produce a few flurries today, but we will be mainly dry for the next couple of days. But that will change by midweek.

We are tracking a weak system that could bring scattered flurries and light snow showers late in the day on Wednesday with only trace amounts of snow expected.  Another system will track through the viewing area Thursday through Saturday. That one is forecast to bring a mix of rain and snow, and potentially freezing rain.  Temperatures are forecast to warm above freezing for a time on Thursday, switching any mixed precipitation over to rain.  Cooler air wraps around the storm system late Friday and Saturday, changing any rain over to snow.  Right now light accumulations are possible.  It's still a little too early to forecast amounts. Rain and snowfall totals will depend on the exact track, strength and speed of the system.

After that storm system tracks out, a big dip in the jet stream is expected to bring down very cold air from Canada and the Arctic.  In fact, we are talking about the coldest air of the winter season so far.  There is the potential for below zero low temperatures, with high temperatures by the middle of next week possibly not getting out of the single digits.  

Stay tuned to KWWL for more updates.  

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