Weather Authority: Frigid temperatures through the holiday weekend

Holiday weekend looks cold & potentially snowy

The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze watch from late Sunday night into Monday morning when temperatures in some areas are expected to drop as low as 20 degrees.

2017 ends with a bite, as wind chill values drop below zero in the morning Sunday. "This will be one of the coldest New Year's Eves the Panhandle has had in quite a while".

Bitterly cold air moves in Saturday, dropping our temperatures into the single digits by afternoon as northerly winds increase to 10-15 miles per hour. Our high temperature will probably occur during the early morning hours, starting off in the low 40s.

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According to the National Weather Service wind chills in our area are expected to range from 15 below to 25 below zero. Clean up any leftover snow or ice, if possible, because it'll be cemented to the ground later this week.

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The cold won't be leaving us anytime soon.

TUESDAY: Sunny and cold. Some predictions even call for snow flurries in Tampa, although meteorologists are downplaying those chances. It's the very best way to get an up-to-the-minute forecast on-the-go! Clouds will begin to return through the day, but we will warm back toward normal with highs in the middle 50s. On the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, forecasters expect below-freezing temperatures by 11 p.m. with an overnight low of 24. More locations should climb above freezing Wednesday afternoon. Around sunrise Monday, it'll Feel-Like it's only in the Single Digits. That deep freeze lasted 9 days. There was also a 7 day stretch from December 29, 1917 to January 4, 1918 where the high temperature remained BELOW 20 degrees in the Greater Hartford Area. "How cold it will be is what we're still trying to figure out". Those wind gusts will blow any body heat away from the body's core, effectively causing the body to lose more heat than it is able to produce and chilling the internal temperature to possibly risky levels (below 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

There is a potential for both freezing rain & snow to fall with this disturbance.

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