Cold weather

It won't feel as cold out in Polk County on the third day of the new year, but expect wind chill and the thermometer to drop again as the National Weather Service predicts more frigid temperatures overnight and on Thursday, but more seasonal and wet weather is just right around the corner. Keep an eye outside for stray snow flurries before this afternoon as well.

Today's forecast calls for a slight chance of flurries before 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 36.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Monday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.