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Seasonably chilly New Years Eve on the way

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After a blustery Sunday, it's obvious that winter has officially made its presence felt here in the Midstate. Highs struggled to climb above the freezing mark, with blown and drifting snowfall leftover from Saturday's storm. There could still be some black ice in drifted-snow areas, so be cautious if traveling overnight. The good news is that the winds will continue to relax into the overnight, but still remain a bit breezy. Lows will dip into the teens, likely making it the coldest night of the season so far.

New Years Eve day will start off with some sun, but clouds will be on the increase through the day. Expect cloudy skies as we move into the evening hours. Travel will be just fine for those heading to any of our region's celebrations. Only a few flurries are possible around midnight, but it will be seasonably cold with temperatures around 30 degrees for the send-off to 2012.

A cold spell is still expected later this week, but forecast models are not as over-the-top as they had been the past few days. Still, expect temperatures to remain at or below freezing for afternoon highs Wednesday into the weekend, with nighttime lows into the teens and lower 20s. It is likely that the snow on the ground isn't going to be melting much over the next few days.

-Meteorologist Ryan Coyle

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