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We will finally get a brief break from our cold damp dismal loss of sunny weather for Saturday and part of Sunday.

Increasing clouds with some snow possible toward dawn, especially west. The coldest temperatures we've seen since January 2017 and the longest stretch of cold that we've seen in several years.

"Saturday should moderate a bit with high about 25 degrees", Rubin said. And that will feel nice compared to what's in store for New Year's Day.

When the ball drops in Chicago, it's expected to feel like minus-10 degrees outside, according to AccuWeather, a private weather service based in State College, Pennsylvania. The mercury will plunge to near zero Monday night.

That's right: Highs will be in the 30s Sunday, which means they will be in the teens at midnight New Years Day.

Brace yourself now for the arrival of arctic air!

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The last time the temperature remained BELOW freezing for a week or more was in February of 2014.

A reinforcing shot of arctic cold air will build in just in time for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Most of the wintry mix should be done by mid-day - then the attention turns to the harsh cold expected to infiltrate the region throughout the next several days.

A chance for freezing rain arrives as early as Saturday evening across NW Arkansas & NE Oklahoma. Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sun once again, but temperatures will only warm into the mid 10s after morning lows in the single digits. With those morning lows, wind chills can certainly dip below 0°.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the signs of both frostbite and hypothermia, and be sure to take plenty of breaks indoors in order to keep internal temperatures as well as extremities like fingers, toes, ears and noses from freezing over.

  • Michelle Webb