Cold comes home for Christmas

NOW: Cold comes home for Christmas

The coldest air Michiana has experienced all season will arrive just in time for Christmas.

Temperatures Friday and Saturday morning will fall into the teens. Highs on Christmas Day will barely make it into the 20s.

However, while this is the coldest air since February to visit Michiana, it really isn't all that cold.

Typical lows on Christmas Day are in the teens. Last year, temperatures were in the 20s on Christmas morning. However, the high temperature was the major story last year, with South Bend recording the second warmest holiday on record.

However, wind chills will be very cold on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Northwest wind gusts of 25 mph could cause feels-like temperatures to drop below zero.

Temperatures in South Bend most likely won't dip below zero (or below 10 degrees, for that matter), anytime soon. We've been waiting on seriously cold temperatures for almost a year. 

It's been almost 700 days since temperatures have fallen below zero in South Bend, which is the third-longest such streak on record. 

So, while a cold snap is on the way, it could be worse!

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