Slightly warmer Thu-Fri, very cold weekend

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Another Arctic cold front will start to slide southward through Kansas by Friday evening, shifting winds to the north as it passes through our region. Mostly cloudy Monday and Tuesday, high in the high 30's to around 40.

Today and tomorrow will both see some sunshine with temperatures reaching the mid 50s.

Frigid temperatures to continue this weekend in P.E.I.

A cold front passed through Virginia early Wednesday morning, and the coldest air since last January has moved in behind it.

Clouds will thin out as the day goes on Friday. Then we will not warm up very much. Some precipitation will be in the area as temperatures drop below freezing, so some travel issues could bring problems for drivers for a short period of time early Monday. Lows will drop into the upper single digits.

The brunt of the Arctic blast should hit at about 3 p.m. Sunday as wind speeds reach the mid-teens with gusts from 20-23 miles per hour.

Temperatures will fall to New Year's Day lows from the mid 20s to around 30. If not, make sure you wear lots of layers.

For upstate NY, east of Lake Ontario, the NWS warned of "dangerously" cold wind chills of -20C to -34C throughout Friday.

Still, the New Year's Eve chill isn't expected to sniff the record low of minus-4 degrees felt in Times Square in 1918, according to AccuWeather. Winds: N 5-10 miles per hour. In other words, by all means have fun celebrating another great year - but do so in a safe and smart manner. Northwesterly wind will make it feel even colder.

Though folks out and about may need a jacket on New Year's Eve, conditions here are a dream compared to what northern states will experience. The higher odds will tend to be further south into Northwest Arkansas. Skies will be clear throughout this bitterly cold stretch too. Morning temperatures in the mid -20s climb to a high near -17C in the afternoon. Look for lows in the mid to upper 20s with light wind. High -10. Night: Cloudy periods. This will help it not look so cold outside.

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