Cold temperatures, slight chance of snow predicted as the weekend approaches

  • Cold temperatures, slight chance of snow predicted as the weekend approaches

Cold temperatures, slight chance of snow predicted as the weekend approaches

The National Weather Service has issued the windchill advisory until 9 a.m. Thursday.

But the main concern is the wind ushering in the polar vortex.

The coldest temperatures and lowest wind chills of the 2016-17 winter season are expected Thursday through Friday. Anyone outside should dress in layers and cover all skin.

Skies on Friday are expected to be clear with a high near 20 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing the rest of the week, possibly dropping into the teens Thursday night and Friday night. That would be a drop of 44 degrees in a single day and could establish a record low for Saturday.

Talk about another cold day!

That means cold air and strong winds will combine and make low wind chill temperatures that will cause frost bite and hypothermia.

Temperatures will warm and rain could wash away the snow on the ground by Saturday, according to the Weather Service.

Snow is likely after 2 a.m. Saturday, with 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible, according to the National Weather Service. But the Weather Service anticipates issuing winter weather advisories for the period.

Each front that comes through southern New England the next 48 hours will trigger a few snow showers and squalls along the way. The rain will continue on Sunday too.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.