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Storm Team Thursday evening forecast (01/17/2013)

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 14:34:00-05

Chilly conditions have arrived on strong northwest winds behind the cold front that came through earlier today.  Northern high pressure is building into the Southeast, dropping temperatures well below the trends of the past two weeks and closer to seasonable levels for the next several days ahead.  Continued breezy conditions tonight will create the feel of readings in the upper 20s and lower 30s, while actual air temperatures will fall to the mid and upper 30s area-wide overnight.  Passing clouds and breaks of clear sky tonight will lead to additional sunshine and few clouds as winds shift to the northeast and remain unusually strong at times.  Highs will rebound to the lower 60s with perhaps a couple of warmer pockets possible.  Rain chances will be scarce to non-existent through early next week as another round of high pressure and remarkably dry air will be reinforced with an early-week cold front.  Some morning freezes are possible next week, with no major warming trend forecast before then.