Weather Alert: Wind Advisory And Wind Chill Advisory Friday/Saturday

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No weather issues expected for through daybreak Friday. Big weather changes arrive on Friday afternoon and evening in terms of temperatures and wind gusts

A WIND ADVISORY is in effect from 11am Friday through 5am Saturday. An intensifying ocean storm will stay well offshore, but still impact our area with strong wind gusts. Strongest gusts will be on the Cape and Islands

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect from 7PM Friday through Noon Saturday. All locations will see wind chills below zero, but the more intense chills for inland areas, with “feel-like” temperatures running -15 to -20 below zero at times.

Hour by Hour // A look at the next hours conditions »

A very active pattern ahead Friday into Martin Luther King weekend that includes the risk of dangerous wind chills and damaging winds gusts.

Ocean, Bay & Beach // A look at the conditions by the coast »

FRIDAY MORNING: Cloudy skies and breezy. A few sprinkles, with the highest chances across southeast Mass./Cape. Widespread heavy precipitation is not expected

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Some sprinkles with a few flurries later in the day. Steadier light snow will be confined to far southeastern MASS. and especially Cape Cod. Significant precipitation amounts not expected Rhode Island and Connecticut.

While a dusting of snow is possible in Fall River, Taunton to New Bedford, a small accumulation (1-2″) is possible for Cape Cod and Islands only

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Friday Cape Cod and islands only.

GALE WARNING for the bay with a STORM WARNING for the offshore waters

A rapidly intensifying storm will track far enough offshore to spare us any heavy precipitation (just some light rain/snow showers), but it will track close enough to bring strong northly wind gusts.

These northerly winds usher in another blast of arctic air, with temperatures rapidly dropping Friday night–from the 20s in evening to 5°-10° by dawn Saturday

Dangerously cold wind chills of -10 to -120 are likely Saturday morning with afternoon highs only in the ‘teens and wind chills near zero or below all day long. Sunday is very cold and dry, but with less wind.

WIND CHILLS SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2:00PM

Sunday looks very cold but not as windy. A developing storm across Virginia Sunday night will arrive around midnight and extend into Monday morning. The track that storm takes will determine what “type” of precipitation southern New England sees. Right now, we’re leaning towards an inland track which would bring mostly heavy rain to our area, however some wet snow to start, before a switch to wind swept rain in all areas. Small accumulations of wet snow possible in northwest Rhode Island by dawn. Damaging wind gusts and coastal flooding are possible, mainly during the early morning hours of Monday.

SUNDAY MORNING 8:00AM: Hazy sun to increasing clouds, less wind, dry and very cold.

SUNDAY EVENING 6:00PM: Cloudy skies but remaining dry

PRE-DAWN MONDAY 2:00AM: Wet snow and sleet arriving around midnight, changing to windswept rain. Very strong wind gusts up to 50-60 mph along the coast from 4am thru 10am Monday morning

WIND GUSTS MONDAY MORNING: Gusts up to 60 mph along south shore possible Monday morning. Some computer guidance, hinting at some gust offshore closer to 70 mph

Of the 3 possible storm tracks, option 1 is the most likely. Option 3 least likely, and about a 40% chance of option 2. We are still 3-4 days out, so check back for updates

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