It’s been chilly since Christmas morning, and it looks like it will stay that way for days to come!
Despite the fact that this December has been much cooler than last December, temperatures through the 27th have been 3.4° warmer than average for Augusta according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center. So, typically, it’s colder than it has been so far this month.
What the Models Suggest
While chances of snow or any other type of frozen precipitation don’t look too realistic through New Year’s Day, it will certainly feel like winter in the Central Savannah River Area for the foreseeable future. Computer models are in disagreement as to which precipitation type (if any) might occur around January 2-3, 2018.
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What they don’t disagree on is that it’s going to be cold! Augusta’s average high temperature this time of year is about 57°, and the average low is about 33°. By and large, over the next week at least, temperatures will be below that. Here’s a look at some computer model forecasts for next Thursday evening:
Cold Weather Tips
Take steps to protect you, your loved ones, your home and your pets from cold weather. Morning low temperatures may dip into the teens next week.
- cover any sensitive plants you wish to save
- bring pets indoors
- to protect pipes, drip a faucet (especially an outdoor one) at night
- make sure heating systems are in good working order and that any space heaters are placed far away from flammable materials
- when driving, make sure you have adequate coats and/or blankets with you in case your car breaks down
Stay warm, and best wishes for the new year!