Very cold tonight with some freezing fog/frost possible

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 12/09/2013 7:55 pm
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Most of us stayed freezing all day with light snow flurries falling from the sky. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.


The snow flurries should end this evening but with the clouds clearing and a light wind overnight we could see some freezing fog and/or frost. The clear sky overhead will also allow the little heat we have at the surface to escape and our temperatures to plummet into the low teens tomorrow morning. After a cold start to the day we will warm into the mid 40s under a mostly sunny sky with a light south/southwest breeze.
Our next cold front will move through on Wednesday morning, clearing the area by late morning. This front will keep our temperatures in the 30s on Wednesday and provide us with a breezy northeast breeze which will give us freezing wind chill values for most of the day. We warm back into the 40s on Thursday and 50s on Friday thanks to a breezy west/southwest wind.

An upper-level low pressure system is currently spinning off the west coast and will start to head our way. As it moves over the Desert Southwest it will break up and lose some of its organization so when it moves over us it will not be that strong. That being said we should still see an increase of clouds overhead and could have a few showers form off the Caprock, although those chances do not look too good right now. Clouds will clear out and sunny conditions return this weekend with highs staying in the 50s into next week.

Below is a graphic showing the current snow depth across the country. According to the National Weather Service currently 66.9% of the United States is covered by snow, as opposed to 8.1% a month ago, and 26% this time last year. It is pretty remarkable to have this much snow across the lower 48 at this time of the year. The more snow that is across the ground to the north of us, generally the stronger the cold fronts will be as they move across our region.

I hope you had a great weekend and a great start to this week! Join us tonight on the News at Nine for the latest News, Weather and Sports. Matt will have an updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
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