Mild lasts another day and a half before bitter cold arrives

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December 2019 has been a warmer and drier month. Would you believe us if we said that we are in a deficit for snowfall in December?

As of today, December 7, 33.7% of the United States is covered by snow. Note how that does not include the Stateline, because so far we've only seen a trace of snow this month. Because of that, it puts us 2.1 inches below the normal snowfall for December.

This is VERY welcome news because we definitely do not need the snow after the snowy October (4.2 inches) and November (4.6 inches) we had in our region. The farmers need all of the time they can get to finish their already delayed harvest and the warmer weather gives us more time to be outside and perhaps decorate our homes for the holidays.

Sunday and Monday both will be similar in terms of temperatures. Sunday will be dry and cloudy with highs in the mid-to-upper 40's, with a very small chance for drizzle very late. Then most of Monday will be dry and cloudy, with highs quickly getting to the mid 40's by the mid-afternoon hours.

However with an approaching cold front, temperatures will begin to drop late Monday. Rain chances will come first with the front Monday afternoon before turning to a rain/snow mix and in spots, mainly light snow Monday evening.

By that time, low temperatures for Monday will be in the teens. The brutal cold will continue into Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures on Tuesday will be upper teens and lower 20's, with wind chills in the single digits. At times, especially late Tuesday and early Wednesday will have wind chills near or even below zero.

The good news is that no big snow will come from this system and the brutal cold will only last Tuesday and Wednesday from what it looks like right now.

Take a look at the graphics below to see the numbers and statistics on this upcoming week.