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It's going to be cold and windy today with temperatures dropping below freezing tonight

Temperatures drop today after an exceptionally mild Christmas.

AFTER AN EXCEPTIONALLY mild Christmas Day, temperatures dropped close to freezing this morning to make for a cold and blustery Monday.

It will be a cold and windy today across the country, with highest temperatures reaching seven to nine degrees in strong and gusty westerly winds.

There will be scattered showers across the country, becoming heavier at times across western and northern counties.

It will remain mostly dry on the east coast.

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The strong winds will ease tonight and it will get colder across the country. Lowest temperatures will be 0 to -2 degrees with a widespread ground frost.

The outlook for the rest of the week is mostly dry, with temperatures during the day averaging at about six to 10 degrees.

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