A large, bitterly cold airmass will move southward out of Canada early next week, bringing some of the coldest air in nearly a decade. The first cold front, associated with more light snow and blowing snow, will affect the region Sunday night and Monday. Rapidly following that front, the second and colder arctic high will plunge into the region for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Light snow will fall, and when combined with the forecast winds may make for hazardous travel next week late Sunday night into early next week. Wind Chill values may drop to nearly -50 degrees by late Tuesday into Wednesday. Actual air temperatures could approach -40F in some locations Thursday morning.
Your NOAA's National Weather Service is advising everyone to pay close attention to the forecast for the next several days, as rapid and significant changes are on tap as next week begins. Tune into your favorite source of weather information, as we will issue updated forecasts, watches or warnings as conditions warrant.