Light snow expected with bitterly cold temperatures continuing

MADISON, Wis. - There will be another chance for light snow on Friday, to be followed by another blast of bitterly cold weather just in time for the New Year's holiday weekend.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with flurries ending this evening. As skies partially clear overnight, low temperatures will fall to near zero. Wind chills could be as cold as minus 15 degrees by early Friday morning.

Skies will become mostly cloudy on Friday as a weather system slides south of Wisconsin. Light snow and flurries will develop in the afternoon, and there could be some minor snow accumulations of up to an inch southwest of Madison. High temperatures will be near 10 degrees.

Another push of bitterly cold air will move into Wisconsin Friday night and linger through New Year's Day Monday. Skies will be partly sunny, and it will be breezy for Saturday, New Year's Eve Sunday, and New Year's Day Monday. As early-morning low temperatures drop to the middle single digits below zero each morning, the brisk winds will cause wind chills to drop to minus 15 to minus 30 degrees in the early-morning hours. High temperatures will only reach the middle single digits, keeping wind chills between minus 5 and minus 15 degrees through the day.

Other than a slight chance of flurries on New Year's Eve, dry weather is expected until snow showers arrive by Wednesday. Temperatures won't return to near normal until the first weekend of 2018.

To keep track of the current temperatures and wind chills, and to see the detailed and only 10-day forecast for Madison, stay tuned to WISC-TV3, and the First Alert Weather & Traffic app. You can also visit the News 3 Weather page here.

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