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Some New Year's Eve festivities canceled due to extreme cold

01 January 2018, 02:33 | Todd Saunders

New Year's Eve could be 'one of the coldest' as arctic front moves through area

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Temperatures are expected to drop close to freezing Monday morning which could bring some freezing rain in northern areas of the Coastal Bend. Expect partly cloudy conditions overnight, with sub zero air temperatures, and wind chills between -10 to -20 overnight.

A wintry mix with freezing rain is likely to develop to the north from Texas and Oklahoma into the lower Mississippi Valley and Alabama into the day on Sunday, raising prospects for sleet in portions of the Deep South. Forecasters warned of hard travel conditions on New Year's Eve.

Sunday through Wednesday are highlighted as First Alert Weather Days.

Do not leave a space heater turned on when you leave the room. Temperatures area wide could be in the upper 20s when we ring in the new year. "By morning, the actual air temperature should drop to about 13 below".

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- Bitter cold temperatures will continue throughout the region to start 2018, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. By New Year's Eve highs will only reach the low 30s. Temperatures will fall below freezing Sunday evening and will remain near or below freezing through midday. More locations should climb above freezing Wednesday afternoon.

Drier air arriving with the colder temperatures is expected to end any frozen precipitation potential by mid-afternoon on Sunday.

Another 12-day stretch of subfreezing temperatures occurred in February 1895. Overnight into Sunday the low will be around 51 degrees with a chance of patchy fog.

NEW YEAR'S DAY: Sunny, breezy and cold. Wind chill factors Burlington toward Wray will be between 15-25 degrees below zero. These are potentially unsafe temperatures that can cause frostbite quickly to exposed skin. For those snow lovers out there, despite all this cold weather, no snow is expected through the period.

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