2014 exiting on a cold note

Cold temperatures Wednesday morning. (National Weather Service graphic)
Cold temperatures Wednesday morning. (National Weather Service graphic)

The last day of 2014 may go out as one of the coldest days of the year.

The temperature was 8 degrees at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, with a wind chill of minus 1. Earlier in the morning the wind chill was minus 6.

The National Weather Service warned residents about the sub-zero wind chills across the region.

It will warm up a little bit tonight and also on New Year’s Day.

There is a good chance of wintry precipitation late Friday night through Saturday night, the weather service said.

It is too early to determine potential snowfall totals Friday night and Saturday, although preliminary data indicates that 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible, according to the weather service.

The day-to-day forecast from the weather service:

This afternoon’s high will be 22 degrees with sunny skies.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy with a low around 17.

For New Year’s Day, the weather will be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Thursday night, there will be partly cloudy skies with a low around 25.

On Friday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 36. Friday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of snow with a low of 27.

Saturday’s forecast is a 50 percent chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. The high will be near 36. Saturday night, the low will be around 13.

Sunday, expect a high near 22. Monday’s high will be near 30.

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