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Thursday briefing: Bitter wind chills, track Santa, and about town
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Thursday briefing: Bitter wind chills, track Santa, and about town

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Christmas Eve through Christmas Day, the coldest air of the season so far will settle in across the region, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will be only in the teens with lows in the single digits above zero. These cold temperatures, combined with gusty northwest winds, will produce wind chills as low as zero to 17 below Friday morning. Perfect Santa weather!

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Here's the forecast for the remainder of the week.

Wind

Today there is a chance of flurries with a slight chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of flurries after 9 a.m. Skies will be partly sunny with a high near 13 degrees. Wind-chill values will be as low as -10 degrees. Northwest winds between 15 to 25 mph will gust as high as 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight we'll see partly cloudy skies  with a low around 5 degrees. Wind-chill values will be as low as -10 degrees. Northwest winds between 10 to 15 mph will gust as high as 25 mph.

Christmas Day will be sunny with a high near 23 degrees and wind-chill values as low as -10 degrees. Northwest winds will gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday night will be mostly clear with a low around 19 degrees.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 37 degrees and a low around 27 degrees.

Next week

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 42 degrees and a low around 21 degrees.

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