Arctic Air to Bring 60mph Winds and Snow Later in the Week

According to those in the know at Met Éireann, Thursday will be a bitterly cold day with fresh, gusty north to northwest breezes and afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees.

The video above starts with today's weather.

Extended forecast Tuesday: Partly sunny with a high of 37 degrees and a low of 26 degrees.

There's even a chance - a small chance - the wintry precipitation could make it into parts of south Alabama, according to the weather service in Mobile. A sharp cold front will pass our area early Wednesday morning and temperatures will fall from a high in the 50s after midnight to near 40 by Wednesday at noon with skies clearing in the afternoon.

Forecasters say conditions could be right briefly Friday morning for some snowflakes or frozen rain to fall in the Rock Hill area.

The focus of the wintry showers starts for the far northwest on Thursday spreading to other parts of north & west United Kingdom by Thursday night. The chances of rain inland are lower. Highs on Thursday and Friday will be in the 40s.

"2010 was exceptionally cold in December and, since then, December months have been relatively mild, in fact, 2015 was exceptionally mild, it broke all records for being mild and wet as well", Steven Keates, a meteorologist at the Met Office told the Telegraph.

They're predicting another chance for snow and sleet next weekend as low temperatures reach the teens, and another chance to see snow during the last week of the month.

The coldest night of 2017 so far was January 30 when Braemar, Aberdeenshire, fell as low as -10.1C (13.8F). At this time, it is a zero impact event. We will get plenty of that toward the end of the week and into the weekend.

Saturday will be cold and mainly dry with sunny spells.

But things will begin to get more interesting - and challenging for forecasters - on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Gwendolyn Kim