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Forecast: Bitter Cold Moves In After Storm

BOSTON — The wind will continue to be a factor much of the day with the wind chills remaining in the single digits, even during what is supposed to be the warmest part of the day. There is a wind chill advisory for areas west of Route 495 where wind chill readings will be below zero much of the day.

The rest of the week will be cold and dry with highs only in the teens and night-time lows just below zero over northern and western areas to single number in and around the immediate Boston suburbs.

The pattern is active, and while this doesn’t mean we are going to see multiple snow events, it does say the possibility is there for snow. The computer guidance I use has been good at identifying the storm development, so I know we are not out of this winter regime just yet.

When you have so much cold air in place, it doesn’t take a lot of energy to spawn a storm. Over the next 10 days, I suspect the forecast to include snow multiple times. Like this storm, the gradient of no snow and heavy snow is going to be very tight. Our next chance of snow comes Saturday with a few snow showers and again Monday with another chance.

The cold relaxes a bit over the weekend, but after those snow showers finish Saturday, the arctic air reestablishes itself for several more days. Thereafter we will see two to three more shots of cold through the middle of February with warm-ups between not lasting very long.

Wednesday: Windy with snow ending over Southeastern Massachusetts later this morning and Cape Cod this afternoon. Cold with highs in the teens. Wind chill advisory areas west of Route 495 until 10 a.m. this morning. Winds continue all day. Sunshine developing this afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -8 to 3 in Boston. Eight to 14 in Cape Cod with wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind is brisk.

Thursday: Partly sunny with highs 12 to 19.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and cold again. Low -8 to 2 in Boston. Seven to 15 over Cape Cod.

Friday: Sunny with a highs in the mid-teens.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 5 to 15.

Saturday: Less cold with a few snow showers. Highs 30 to 35.

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