Cold weather expected on Fake Patty’s Day

Citizens from Manhattan and surrounding areas came to Aggieville to celebrate Fake Patty's Day with their family and friends last year. (File Photo)

Students can save on ice for coolers Saturday as beer left outside will easily be kept cold. Arctic air will make its way into the area this weekend, said Bill Gargan, National Weather Service meteorologist.

“We have a big Canadian air mass that’s going to be moving down across the plains,” Gargan said.

The cold front will move in today, Gargan said, and the bulk of the cold air will come later this weekend, affecting temperatures during Fake Patty’s Day celebrations.

The weather service forecasts daytime temperatures reaching into the low 20s with snow blowing in over the course of the evening. Saturday night temperatures might drop to single digits with a stronger chance for precipitation.

Spring break is closing in on students, but if there is a break coming up in the weather during the next couple weeks, Gargan said it will likely not last. Southwesterly air flow or southern winds are needed for spring to come and stay.

So for now, hangovers might be short lived, but winter will remain.