Arctic air is headed for Alabama - and could it bring a little snow as well to ring in the New Year? Morning temperatures may be in the low teens with wind chill values again in the single digits. It will be around right through New Year's with wind chills that could dip below zero. We will still see a cold night as we drop just below freezing Saturday morning. Wind chills by midnight Monday will be in the teens, falling to the single digits by sunrise.
Two communities - the villages of Hamburg and Orchard Park - have canceled their respective outdoor New Year's Eve events because of the frigid cold. Single-digit wind chills will start the day without much warming by the afternoon.
With morning temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s, the ground will be cold enough for the snow to stick.
The overnight low on Saturday should be around -6 degrees, with a Sunday high only getting up to one degree above zero. No significant accumulations are expected at this time.
A cold front moves in this weekend and arctic air follows!
Forecasters said plenty of uncertainty still exists, but they will keep a mention of a wintry mix in the forecast.
Another blast of arctic air will arrive Thursday night and Friday.
By Wednesday afternoon, we may have a shot at the freezing mark at least for some! Low: 42. Wind: S/SE 5 miles per hour. As we ring in 2018, temperatures will be near 0, dropping as low as 10 below zero by Monday morning with unsafe wind chills as low as 30 below zero.
Sunday-New Year's Eve, lots of clouds and seasonally mild with a high of 65.
For tonight, we'll find temperatures holding steady in the 30s. The agency warned that "an extended period of these temperatures could cause significant damage to sensitive vegetation, potential for freezing and bursting of outdoor pipes".