WIND CHILL ADVISORY
Dangerous subzero wind chills expected tonight. Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 10am tomorrow morning. Winds will continue gusty but won’t be as strong as they are today. Clouds will clear out allowing temperatures to fall fast. Wind chills will run as cold as -10 to -15 below zero, even colder to the north and west of the area. Be sure to bundle up in layers and limit skin exposure especially if you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time. Be sure to dress children who have to stand at the bus stop in as many layers as possible. Do not allow pets to remain outside and be sure to check on the elderly.
Winds will remain gusty and blustery out of the northwest adding to the stinging chill. Temperatures will fall quickly through the teens to single digits by 10pm. Clouds around will break up and clear. Snow squalls spread across the area this afternoon will diminish. Temperatures this evening will feel like -5 or colder.
We’ll see the return of the sunshine but brutally cold wind chills from -10 to -15 below will greet us in the morning. High pressure provides a mostly clear start and lows will range from 2 to 8 degrees.
Sunshine continues into the afternoon but the clouds start to drift back in as our next clipper heads eastward. Highs will only climb to the upper teens, well below the seasonal average of 38. While the winds won’t be as strong, they will be breezy making it feel like single digits for much of the day.
Clipper on Friday will produce a mix of clouds and sunshine. Any snow will be mainly to our north. There could be a few flurries north of the turnpike but nothing more. Temperatures will actually moderate to near 30 degrees with a southwest wind. Once it crosses in the afternoon, skies will clear as high pressure builds in. Winds will pick up once again in the wake of the frontal passage. Temperatures will plummet fast overnight into the single digits to near 10 degrees. Highs Saturday, despite sunshine, will only warm to the low 20s. Sunshine continues for the second half of the weekend and temperatures will bump to near 30 once again. Early next week temperatures will return to more seasonal averages but a couple of system expected Monday and another Wednesday will bring the threat for rain and or snow showers.
Have a great rest of the week!
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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