Chris Johnson's Forecast | Cold temperatures with dangerous wind chills ahead

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The cold, arctic air begins to invade the Commonwealth late tonight. While the cloud cover sticks around and scattered flurries remain possible, temperatures will be the bigger story. Tonight, look for lows to drop into the low teens with wind chill values near 0º at times.

New Year's Eve looks downright frigid. High temperatures only top out in the upper teens as another weak disturbance slides across northern parts of Kentucky. Scattered flurries/light snow showers will be possible again and have the ability to lay down a light coating of snow. Otherwise, look for conditions to dry out and really cool off Sunday night. Lows dip into the single digits with wind chill values below 0º! Be sure to layer up if heading out for any evening plans. Also, don't forget about those outdoor pets during this time!

2018 kicks off on a bitterly cold note. Highs climb into the teens once again with overnight lows at 0º!. Wind chill values will be as cold as -15º at times Monday night and early Tuesday.

The cold temperatures stick around through much of next week. Highs are in the teens Tuesday before another arctic front races across the Ohio Valley mid-week. Once again, look for another cold blast with highs only in the upper teens Thursday. A few snowflakes will be possible.

Dry conditions prevail Friday and into the first weekend of the new year. Temperatures remain well below average for this time of the year with highs only in the upper teens and low 20's.