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SNOW PACKED GROUND WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES COLD
A very cold December day it will be. Fortunately, we will see the sunshine make a quick return to start off our work week as well. The arctic cold will continue to blow in a brisk wind from the west and combined with the fresh snowfall temperatures will hold steady in the teens. Throw in the wind and it will feel around 0. Those same chilly winds will become quite blustery by Tuesday as the departing arctic dome of air is slowly replaced by a weak clipper tracking just to our north. This will result in wind chills well below zero for many hometowns.
Clouds will drag in behind this clipper late that night into Wednesday providing a period of light snow. Accumulations will be light with amounts around an inch in areas around the Quad Cities and points north. However, another arctic high will travel down from Canada extending our run of below freezing temperatures.
Temperatures will moderate some heading into the weekend as temperatures reach the freezing mark for the first time in over a week by Friday. The concern comes from our next possible encounter with snow. For now, the future track of this snow takes it just south of our viewing area by Friday night before ending Saturday morning. Several days of analyzing will have to be done to see if this will hold. There are signs that this band may want to nudge a bit further northward producing another 1 to 3 inches of snowfall. Time will tell so stay tuned.
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