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There are wind chill advisories posted for northern New England, and even here in southern New England, it’s about to get cold.
While we likely won’t see any records, it really doesn’t matter because other than a few days last January, this kind of cold has become more unusual for the area over the past two decades.
Temperatures Monday morning are chilly, but it’s actually as warm as it’s going to be all day. The high temperature for the day was recorded at midnight, and it’s going to slowly become colder all day.
By the time you head home temperatures will be in the 20s, with temperatures in the teens across some of northern Massachusetts.
There might be a few snow flurries in the afternoon, but I don’t expect any accumulation. There will be a lot of sunshine Monday, and you will notice winds are making it feel quite a bit colder.
A quick hitting system pushes through on Tuesday with a bit of snow. Right now it appears we will see about an inch of snow in most places. This will be the forerunner of the coldest air of the season so far, which arrives during Wednesday night and Thursday.
Temperatures will push close to or slightly below zero across all areas except Cape Cod and the Islands, where it stays in the single numbers and teens.
The cold will be more moderate at the end of the week, but I see two more shots of arctic air invading the region over the next 10 days. It's certainly time to break out your heaviest and warmest winter gear. Enjoy your Monday.
Monday: Mostly sunny and blustery with a midday snow shower. Highs in the lower 30s, falling later in the afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows 10-15.
Tuesday:: Becoming cloudy and continued cold. Some light snow developing. Highs 20-25.
Wednesday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. A snow shower possible. Highs in the upper 20s.
Thursday: Bitter cold early then sunny, with a high 10-15.
Friday: A mix of clouds and sunshine. Cold. Highs in the 20s. Chance of a snow shower.
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