Forecast: A Blustery And Bitter Cold Day With Temps In The 20s

Yesterday’s bit of snow and rain was just the start of a pattern of more stormy weather over the next week. While the weather will be tranquil for the next few days, we are already watching the models for how the next storm — which is likely to come this weekend — will develop.

For now, let’s focus on the wind and cold for today. The wind is definitely going to be the big story. There is a wind advisory posted for the Boston area. With temperatures in the 20s and winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times, wind chills will be in the teens.

There could be a some slick spots this morning from the residual moisture overnight, but with the winds drying things out, that shouldn’t be a widespread issue.

The cold and wind both relax on Thursday and Friday, and there will be some melting to close out the work week. Highs will reach near 40 degrees.

A large storm is forecast to form in the ocean close to southern New England on Saturday. Presently, it appears enough warm air will be involved with this system to keep it mostly a rain storm. However, the precipitation may begin as snow, and a full-fledged snowstorm may possibly hit northern New England.

More arctic air will invade the United States next week, but most of the models are keeping the core of the cold west of New England. This tends to mean that the super arctic outbreaks we experienced a year ago won’t happen, at least for now.

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Wednesday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high 25-30. Lower windchill in the teens.

Tonight: Partly cloudy lows in the teens.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high 36-42.

Saturday: Rain and snow changing to rain. Highs near 40.

Sunday: Blustery and colder.

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