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Arctic Blast Headed This Way

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Wednesday brings another mild day, but rain is likely by the afternoon as a big storm moves in from the southwest. Highs will be in the lower 50s, with winds from the SE at 5-15 mph. Rain is likely to continue into Wednesday night, with periods of heavy rain and breezy conditions. The rain should mix with and then change to snow after midnight Wednesday night, with increasing NW winds into Thursday morning as temperatures fall to the 20s. We could see an inch of snow by daybreak Thursday across all of SNE, and rapidly falling temperatures could cause a "flash freeze" on the roads. Thursday looks to be a cold and blustery day, with periods of snow and total snow of up to 2" by late in the day. Expect temperatures in the 20s all day, with wind chills in the single digits.

Skies clear Thursday night, with blustery lows in the lower teens and wind chills from zero to 10 below.

Mostly sunny, cold and brisk Friday with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Much warmer this weekend.

Kevin Coskren, ABC6 StormTracker WeatherTeam

kcoskren@abc6.com

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