Forecasters say New England will be hit with a blast of Arctic weather Thursday night into Friday, with howling winds and plummeting temperatures. But it will be short-lived.
Bill Simpson, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, said winds will be strong enough to cause power outages, and dangerous wind chills.
“Temperatures will be dropping into the teens and even single numbers,” Simpson said. “And then you have 60 mile-an-hour potential gusts, you get instantaneous wind chills less than 30 below.”
After a very cold start Friday morning, the wind is expected to die down with highs in the mid-teens. Temperatures are expected to climb rapidly for the weekend, but Simpson said forecasters are calling for a storm system to move through late Friday into Saturday.
“We’re looking at snow amounts of anywhere between three and six inches,” Simpson said.
By Sunday, temperatures could hit the mid-40’s, with rain possible.