Bitter cold’s grip remains steady as storm system moves into area

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PIX11 WEATHER CENTER -- It was a very cold January day Thursday.

Despite full sunshine temperatures started out in the single digits and slowly climb to the double digits. Even though temperatures reached a high of 21 degrees in Central Park, the howling winds, however, kept it feeling like only 5-10 degrees outside.

Though it’s frigid Thursday, Friday is expected to be warmer; still cold but not as arctic and even with the temperatures going up the chance for some snow increases as well.

A small clipper system moving through the Great Lakes will bring a shot of snow Friday morning. How much? Well not a whole lot. The system itself doesn’t have much to work with but some locations may see up to coating of snow especially north and west of city.

What the clipper system does have is a lot of cold air behind it. Yes, once the clipper system moves on through expect temperatures to fall late in the day.

And yes the bitter cold yet again holds on to the start of the weekend despite the abundant sunshine expected on Saturday. While Saturday is cold, Sunday is better with temperatures in the low 30s.