New Year Brings Record Cold Temperatures

New Year Brings Record Cold Temperatures

As far as actual temperatures, lows tonight will drop as lows as the minus teens before climbing in the single digits on Tuesday.

Through tonight: A bitter cold last night of 2017. Temperatures will be in the teens at midnight, including in the city, with a wind chill in the low single digits.

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A low pressure system moves by offshore and gives us a chance for snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Wind chills are expected to range from 15 to 24 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service.

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A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Havre, in north-central Montana, tied its record low for January 1.at minus 32 degrees. Even though the thermometer will read 20°, it'll feel more like it's in the single digits thanks to winds driving out of the north at 10 to 15 miles per hour. Then, after a sunny start Wednesday, clouds increase during the afternoon. The wind chill will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

We are in the midst of a long stretch of cold weather.

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An arctic air mass will settle south into the region today, with temperatures falling well below freezing tonight.

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