Cold air, gusty winds (and maybe a little snow) to roar over the area next week

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(WRIC) — Next week our attention will turn to the blast of arctic air that will move into the Northern Plains late this weekend and then head for the east coast.

Along with that cold front, a storm system will develop and lift from the plains up into the Great Lakes on Tuesday. Ahead of it, we will be in for a mild day Tuesday with highs warming into the mid-50s.  Tuesday evening as the cold front arrives, rain showers will develop over us.

As the cold air roars in here, some of those rain showers could mix with or change to snow showers. Right now it does not look like any accumulations will happen, but it bears watching.

Once that front passes, temperatures are going to drop like a rock, and the winds are going to pick up. Wednesday will be a Stormtracker8 Weather Aware Day as I see the potential for some very gusty winds over us. Add to that, temperatures will be dropping into the lower 30s for highs and the wind chills are going to be very brisk.

The winds will start to abate on Thursday, but the core of the core of the cold air will pass over us. This will bring us highs only in the mid-20s on Thursday, lows in the single digits for many on Friday and then only into the mid to upper 30s on Friday.

After that, it will warm into next weekend, with the chance for rain to return with a possible weather system for Saturday night or Super Bowl Sunday.

By the way, the last time the Super Bowl was in Atlanta—we had an ice storm here and many of you were without power and could not see the game.

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