Cold night for football, sunny and warmer weekend ahead

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(WYMT) - If you are not a fan of this cold weather, you'll love this weekend!

Photo: Mary Reed Runyon

Tonight
Today has been cold and that will only continue as we head into tonight.

Friday night football fans, bundle up! Temperatures will be near or below freezing by kickoff time. Overnight temperatures will drop into the low to mid-20s with clear and cold conditions.

The Weekend
If you are hating the cold, you will love this weekend!

We'll see sunshine both days with highs on Saturday near 50 degrees and highs on Sunday near 60 degrees.

Overnight lows on Saturday will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s. If you are heading out to the UK game Saturday, it'll be on the chilly side so make sure to have the heavy jacket.

Sunday, overnight lows will only drop into the low to mid-40s with clouds increasing ahead of our next system Monday.

Extended Forecast
It's the talk of the mountains right now: Will we see our first measurable snow early next week? Well, let's discuss what we know right now.

Monday looks dry for much of the day. Daytime highs should get into the low to mid-50s, or maybe even higher, before the arctic air from the cold front comes crashing in overnight. Models are lining up for a later start time for the moisture, which will likely start as rain and transition over to a wintry mix or snow overnight, depending on how fast temps fall and how much moisture is left once they do.

By Tuesday morning, temps will be in the low to mid-20s, which means any moisture still around at that point will definitely be snow. Remember though snowbirds, the ground will be coming off of 2 decently warm days, so it will be hard for anything to stick. Not trying to dash any hopes, just giving you the unfortunate reality. We're still monitoring that, so we'll keep you posted.

The biggest story is going to be the frigid air behind that front. Daytime highs on Tuesday will likely stay below freezing and drop into the mid to upper teens overnight. Wednesday, even with clearing skies, doesn't look much better. Highs look to get above freezing, but just barely.

There are still several days to go before this system arrives, so enjoy the weekend and keep it locked here for updates.

WYMT Chief Meteorologist
Paige Noël



 
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