Bitter cold, wintry mix expected in Arkansas this weekend

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It will be a wet and cold end to 2017 for the Augusta area, according to the National Weather Service.

Click on different areas of this interactive map - which covers more than 35 towns across New Jersey as well as several places in NY and Pennsylvania - to find out how low the wind-chill values are expected to get Thursday morning. Temperatures look to moderate somewhat by Wednesday, as another snow-producing low pressure system swings through from the north.

Extremely cold air, like the Arctic blast that is covering the country this week, mixed with winds can cause temperatures to drop down to dangerously low levels.

Tonight, the low will be 15 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service, and a light and variable wind. However, temperatures may not rise out of the single digits in the Northwest Hills. Expect a cold day Thursday with temperatures only managing to reach the 30s after a morning in the 20s.

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Friday morning will remain cold but not as bad as morning past.

As winds shift back to the northeast Thursday, cold air damming will set up across the region, knocking temperatures down by about 10 degrees.

Friday's forecast includes a chance of snow with wind chill values as low as minus 7 during the day. Overnight lows will be in the single digits, perhaps below zero in the normally colder locations. But, at least the sky will be sunny. NYE (Sunday) high temperatures will be limited to the mid 20s. The welcomed sunshine will take some of the sting off the temperatures for Thursday afternoon. The normal high for early January is 35 degrees for the Greater Hartford Area. The longest deep freeze on record lasted 19 days and that was in December 1989!

By Sunday and the start of 2018 the state will see highs below freezing.

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