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Wintery Weather Stretching from the West Coast to the Great Lakes

Lake Effect Snow Warnings are in effect for the Great Lakes with 2 to 3 feet storm total snow possible. Arctic Air extends across much of the U.S. with breezy winds and temperatures 15-35 degrees below normal in the Northern Plains. Out west, heavy mountain snow and some low elevation snow and freezing rain forecast as a warmer weather system interacts with the Arctic airmass. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Dec. 7, 2016 at 12:14:12 pm CST

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The front remains to the north this morning, but will move through the area tonight. As of early this morning, temperatures were a bit warmer than yesterday, but check out the 11 AM CST temperatures in Colorado and South Dakota. Won't quite be that cold by the time it gets here, but you will notice the change when the front moves through.
The first chance for winter precipitation of the season will arrive across the southwest portions of the region overnight Wednesday through Thursday morning. Initially cold light rain may transition into light freezing rain as surface temperatures fall below freezing during the predawn hours. The light freezing rain may mix with sleet after sunrise Thursday. Only very light accumulations of freezing rain and sleet are expected, mainly on elevated surfaces. However, some travel impacts are still possible. All precipitation will end Thursday afternoon.
With the expected arctic air intrusion Wednesday night through Friday, remember to keep the 4 P's in mind for protection against the frigid temperatures expected. Protect pipes, faucets, and sensitive plants, as well as preparing outdoor pets and people without ample heating for the impending chilly weather ahead. Also, shut off sprinklers as they can cause icy patches on roads and sidewalks resulting in injuries! Check your heater to ensure its functioning properly before the cold weather arrives.
We're expecting dry conditions today, although cloud cover will be increasing. High temperatures today will generally be in the 50s.
Arctic high pressure will settle in Thursday night and Friday morning for our coldest temperatures of the cool season. Light winds under mostly clear skies will result in low temperatures ranging from the mid teens northwest to the between 20 and 25 degrees southeast. Make sure you protect outdoor faucets and pipes while also preparing outdoor pets or lives stock from the cold. In addition, check on those who may not have adequate heating available to them. Highs will recover into the 30s and possibly lower 40s some areas Friday afternoon.
Friday and Saturday will feature cool, but dry weather. A cold front will approach the region Saturday night and into Sunday. Moisture will remain limited, but a few showers and an isolated storm will be possible, primarily east of the I-35/35E corridor.
The cold front is quickly moving south toward North and Central Texas. The cold front is expected to enter from the northeast this afternoon and make it through the area by 10:00 PM tonight. Temperatures will dip into the 20's and 30's early Thursday morning.

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