Bitter cold arrives in wake of latest winter storm
If you need to shovel out your car or clear sidewalks, we're recommending sooner than later.
Temperatures drop into the low teens by midnight and at or below for many along and north of the I-70 corridor Thursday morning.
Current thinking is for only partial clearing tonight, but if a more prolonged period of a cloud-free conditions develops lows could be much colder due to the fresh snow pack. Either way, bus stop conditions for kids will be less than ideal with sub-zero wind chills. Limited sun, deep/fresh snow and Arctic air keep Thursday highs a good 25 to 30 degrees below normal.
Clouds clear by Friday morning and set the stage for a low temperatures well below zero. Much of Friday is bright before our next snow-maker arrives this weekend. Current modeling indicates this will be a relatively light system, with a few inches of snow possible.
We're monitoring the middle of next closely, as a stalled front (exactly where to be determined) and waves of energy may produce a prolonged period of snow in the Ohio or Tennessee Valleys. There is significant model divergence at this time, so confidence is low on days 6 and 7 in the forecast.
Have a great evening and thanks for reading the blog! – Sean Ash