Bitterly cold start to the New Year

Dangerously cold temperatures return this weekend

Dangerously cold temperatures return this weekend

Wind chills tonight and Sunday will range from -10 to -20 degrees.

Arctic chill will make for a very cold start to 2018 when the clock strikes midnight Sunday.

High temperatures today will reach the mid teens, but with a north wind at 5 to 15 miles per hour, wind chill values will range from 0 to -10 degrees throughout the day.

People throughout Green Country are dealing with a blast of cold air right now and it's going to get colder Saturday night.

By early Monday morning, the temperature is expected to fall to about 23 degrees below zero, which would be the coldest New Year's Day on record in Pierre, according to the weather service. If the fireworks display doesn't take your breath away, perhaps wind chills near 2 below will. Please dress appropriately! Frostbite can occur in as little as 30 minutes in these conditions.

The first day of the new year will also be cold with areas of snow and highs in the middle teens. Highs through the New Year for most will not top 0° (Fahrenheit).

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind: NE 10-15; gusty. A similar copy and paste forecast from Saturday night to Sunday night will be in the works. Decreasing cloud cover, becoming partly cloudy will allow for additional cooling, with lows 5 to 15 below zero.

Wed: Hi: 25 Lo: 3 Mostly sunny.

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