Colder temps this weekend with wind chill below zero

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Friday evening could see periods of freezing drizzle across central and northern Missouri. Light accretions of ice are expected, which will make all surface slick and hazardous. Temperatures will take a rather dramatic turn to the colder as the new year approaches. Daytime highs this weekend will struggle to reach double digits, and overnight lows could drop as low as 5 to 15 degrees below zero. Wind chill values this weekend could drop to 25 to 35 degrees below zero, with New Year’s Eve Night being the coldest of the upcoming nights. Expect temperatures to be in the minus-5 to positive-5 degree range at midnight New Year’s Eve, with wind chills ranging from 15 to 35 degrees below zero. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service: 

Today: Patchy freezing drizzle, mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 26. East southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of freezing drizzle before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of flurries between 7 p.m. and midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values between -8 and 2. North wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values between -7 and -13. North wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values between -9 and -14. North northeast wind around 8 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -13.

New Year’s Day: Sunny and cold, with a high near 2.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -9.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 18.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 15.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 15.