Good Friday Morning
The coldest air since 2016 is set to move into New England Friday and Saturday
An Arctic cold front will approach during the pre-dawn hours of Friday, passing through around 4 am. The front may bring a very brief snow shower or snow squall. Temperatures
will fall all day and night Friday along with increasing winds. Gusts of 40-45 mph expected, combined with exceptionally cold air, will produce wind chills well below zero. The
core of the cold will occur from late Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning. Winds chills will plummet to 20 to 30 degrees BELOW ZERO Friday night.
Frigid air will continue into Saturday but the gusty winds will diminish by afternoon. A huge “temperature rebound” will occur by Sunday afternoon as temperatures rise into
the 40s. In fact the 40+ degree temperatures will extend through most of next week. BOTTOM LINE: This frigid air mass will be intense, but brief (2 days)
A “Wind Chill Warning” has been issued for 10 AM Friday through 10 AM Saturday. Bitterly cold air combined with strong winds will create wind chills down to -20 to -30 especially Friday evening through early Saturday morning.
WHERE IS ARCTIC AIR LOCATED RIGHT NOW?
As of 10 pm, the frigid air (shaded in pink) is located across the Northern Plains, Upper Great Lakes, and of course over the border in Canada. This air will rush in starting just before dawn Friday and continuing through Saturday.
Hour by Hour // A look at the upcoming conditions »
An Arctic front will be arriving just before dawn Friday, with an isolated brief snow squall possible as it passes through. The cold air behind that front rushes in on Friday and temperatures will be plummeting all day and night
****DANGEROUS COLD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY****
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WIND GUSTS FRIDAY EVENING 6:00 PM
In addition to the already frigid temperatures, northwest winds will make it feel brutally cold. The winds will be sustained near 20-25mph and gusting 30-35 mph with isolated 40mph gusts.
These winds will coincide with very cold air creating dangerous wind chills
FRIDAY 7:00 AM WIND CHILL
FRIDAY 5:00 PM WIND CHILL
FRIDAY 10:00 PM WIND CHILL
SATURDAY 7:00 AM WIND CHILL
It will be very cold on Saturday, but with diminishing winds and plenty of sun. Daytime highs will be in the teens and wind chills will likely stay below zero for much of the day.
GALE WARNING AND “FREEZING SPRAY” ADVISORY
A Freezing Spray Warning. for the bays and offshore waters Friday and Saturday. A rapid accumulation of ice on vessels and boats is possible
Then, as fast as the cold air moves it, it’s departing. Temperatures Sunday afternoon will be ABOVE normal, with highs in the 40s!
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