Less than a week after Massachusetts experienced a record temperature for January, winds are expected to blow through the state up to 40 miles per hour on Thursday and Friday, causing the feeling temperature in several communities to drop below zero, according to the National Weather Service.
“Cold, flaky to stormy and dry will be the theme for tonight,” predictors wrote. “Although small wind-related influences are possible, frankly the windy conditions and the sharply falling temperatures will make it pretty terrible around noon.”
Residents, according to the forecasters, can expect wind to fire 40 to 50 miles per hour in the interior of the state and up to 55 m miles per hour over the Cape and the islands.
The weather service predicts that the feeling temperature in Boston will cause about two degrees, while North Adams and Pittsfield will feel a negative 10 and a negative eight degrees respectively.
Prior to the blistering winds, a wintry mix of precipitation spread over the state of Thursday morning, which, warned by the weather service, would bring a smooth shuttle to places where roads had been untreated.
“The amounts have risen along and north of Route 2 and over northwestern Massachusetts. If you are traveling, you must have extra time to reach your destination, “wrote the weather service on Twitter.
1230 AM Radar update – Precipitation spreads from west to east. Generally expect a rain / snow mix in the interior and rain elsewhere. Visibility can be reduced as a strip of heavier precipitation moves. #mawx #ctwx #riwx pic.twitter.com/Vs5IqometE
– NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 16, 2020
This weekend, more precipitation is also expected, as forecasters wrote that the accumulation of snow will come Saturday afternoon and night before moving on to a winter mix and eventually rain that ends on Sunday morning. That is then followed by drier and colder weather from Monday to Wednesday.