Snow and frigid cold headline the last Saturday of 2017

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As we head into New Year's Eve day we're tracking dry weather, but the bitterly cold wind chills will return.

The extended computer models are showing some warmer weather for the following week. The cold air will continue to surge into the Midlands into Tuesday. A slight (30 percent) chance at some snow flurries in the afternoon, but little to no accumulation is expected. Road conditions should improve by afternoon but there may be an isolated slick spot especially on secondary roads.

Freezing drizzle could continue Saturday evening across southeastern Oklahoma. No precipitation is expected for the entire week.

It'll be a frigid trip to your Sunday services with temperatures in the low 40s for the morning and a steady north wind. Wind chills could drop to 20-below zero. A cold front will move through late Saturday night - bringing in chilly conditions for New Year's Eve. He says the elderly and people who consume excess amounts of alcohol are at risk when it gets this cold. It will be way too cold for pets to be outdoors. Letting them stay outside for an extended period of time could be life theatening.

Monday will hold temperatures in the 30s all day.

Also, make sure you carry a charged cell phone if you are traveling, and let someone know when you are expected to arrive.

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A reinforcing shot of arctic cold air will build in just in time for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Temperatures will remain below average through the work week and next weekend so be sure you are prepared.

Most places will be below freezing by Sunday evening. We will reach out maximum temperature around noon, then will quickly be dropping.

By Monday morning, temps are below freezing area wide with lows in the 20s, and still feeling colder thanks to a breezy north wind. It is possible that the Wind Chill Advisory will need to be extended into Wednesday morning as well.

Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news. At one time, computer models were suggesting this arctic cold front would phase with a strong developing area of low pressure off the Carolina Coast.

Clouds will clear overnight as temperatures plummet into the mid-teens.