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Storm Team Wednesday evening forecast (01/22/2014)

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-22 14:18:00-05

The current wave of cold Arctic air should produce the coldest lows so far this week tonight, as winds relax and go calm at times, allowing for maximum heat release and rapid temperatures declines.  The sky will remain clear, and lows will bottom out in the mid 20s, and only slightly higher than that along the coast.  Hard-freeze conditions are likely for a few hours in inland areas.  The massive cold-air pattern over the eastern U.S. isn’t showing signs of changing drastically, so temperatures through the next four days should remain lower than average for lows and highs.  Thursday’s highs will recover and reach the mid and upper 50s with more sunshine and only a few clouds forming.  Another Arctic front arrives with no rain and gusty north winds early Friday, setting up another frigid day and a hard freeze for the start of the weekend.