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TRACKING: Dangerous Wind Chills into the New Year

31 December 2017
TRACKING: Dangerous Wind Chills into the New Year

New Years Day we'll start at a mind blowing -23 degrees in the Omaha metro with wind chills as cold as -50 degrees.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear and very cold.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: N 10-15; gusty.

Wind chills down to 25 below are forecast New Year's Eve night, and down to 15 below before then, as the bone-chilling weather is expected to continue well into next week.

Skies will become partly cloudy overnight with perhaps just a lingering flurry or two this evening.

Wind chill values will get even colder as we move through the rest of the weekend. Frostbite could happen in minutes on exposed skin.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Wind chills from -10 to -20. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will drop to between 0 and -10 degrees.

Dangerously cold wind chill values are expected as a bitterly cold Arctic airmass remains across the area. If your New Year's Eve plans take you outside for any length of time, be sure to limit your cold exposure if possible and dress in plenty of layers.

Temperatures will moderate some through the week ahead with high temperatures returning to the 20s.

Monday is expected to see daytime highs around zero, with the low Monday night expected to reach about minus 9 degrees.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, high near 15.

That high pressure will slowly slide east in our direction by the middle of the week, as the winds and cold both slowly ease by Wednesday.

Fri: Hi: 28 Lo: 13 Sunny.

This cold batch of weather will continue for all of this week.