The cold is here to stay despite some sunshine. You'll want to bundle up as you head outside because even with sunshine today, temperatures will only climb into the mid teens, with wind chill values remaining in the single digits. While no widespread precipitation is expected, we can not rule out the chance of an isolated flurry or two Thursday afternoon.
EXTENDED: We'll stay cold Thursday with highs only in the low to mid 20s with partly to mostly cloudy skies.
Friday are in the lower and middle teens.
Eastern Kentucky has been the battle zone of sunshine and cloud cover today. A few flurries are possible too.
Some forecast models are hinting at comparable morning temps in the subzero teens by Monday morning while others are not as cold, but for now, New Years revelers should plan for at least below zero mornings and single digit afternoons.
Frigid weather continues it's march toward southern New England. Highs will only be near 20° New Year's Eve with readings in the 10s as we slip into the new year.
New Year's Day morning.
At this point, it looks like we would have a slightly better chance of breaking the "cold high" temperature record.
Winds have been calm for most of the morning in Lincoln, but as winds speeds gradually increase to 10-15 miles per hour by this afternoon, frostbite will certainly be a threat as only a 5 miles per hour wind couple with temperatures this cold can make it feel like it's 30 below.
Because there are so many cold temperatures showing up in our 7 Day Futurecast, there will be several opportunities to break cold temperature records.
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