By Todd Nelson
Tis the season to be jolly... and gain 5 pounds. I don't know about you, but between the big dinners and the extra cookies, I can't seem quit. Ah well, might as well enjoy, New Year's resolutions are right around the corner.
Hope you were able to burn off a few extra calories with your light shoveling duties on Friday. Snow blowers may have been a little excessive in this last event, but there were probably a few that wanted to take the gift from Santa out for a spin.
Modified Arctic air has settled in to the Lower 48, the result being an active storm track shoved to the south. Heavier snow chances from Kansas City to New England are likely the next 5 days. If your return trip home takes you south and east through the weekend, expect delays. Air travel at some of the major hubs like DCA, PHL, LGA, EWR and BOS could get a little snarly through Sunday.
Another storm could impact some of these same areas through the New Year, while we sit high and dry. A series of moisture starved clipper systems will sail through our neck of the woods over the next week, each one responsible for brisk wind chills. New Year's Eve night brings sub-zero lows across much of the state. -Todd Nelson
Todd's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
SATURDAY: Clearing trend. High: 18. Winds: West 5-10mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Low: 5.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Breezy south winds, clipper arrives late. High: 23.
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Whiff of wind chill. Closing the books on 2012. Low: 7. High: 12
NEW YEAR'S EVE NIGHT: Cold for the countdown. Low: -3