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Expect a Bitter Blast of Cold for Thanksgiving



    Weather Forecast: Tumbling Temperatures

    Tuesday night: Clear. Watch out for black ice. Lows in the low 30s. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, a late snow shower or squall. Highs in the mid 40s. Thanksgiving: Sunny. Very cold. Wind chills below 0. Highs in the low 20s.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018)

    While Boston and most metropolitan areas of southern New England see mostly rain from today’s storm, snow has continued to add up in far Northern and western Massachusetts points north.

    While a daytime November snow event has less impact on roads (especially treated ones) than its counterparts in the dead of winter, those roads that aren’t treated as heavily have become slick and snow-covered in the snow zone, and even treated interstates occasionally become overwhelmed in heavier bursts of snow.

    While southern New England will ship out the rain as a last-gasp snow shower during the afternoon, central and southern New England will see at least lightly accumulating snow lingering into the evening.

    Clearing tonight leads to some sun Wednesday before building clouds and scattered afternoon and evening snow showers and squalls ahead of an approaching arctic cold front that delivers the much-advertised bitter blast of air for Wednesday night through Thanksgiving night. The front will produce daytime highs only around 20 with wind chill values either side of zero on Thanksgiving Day, leading to a change of plans for many high school football games and likely some Turkey Day foot races.

    Wind eases Thursday night into Friday but cold air lingers with overnight low temperatures mostly in the single digits. Saturday brings some moderation before the clash of changing air results in developing rain and northern snow Sunday into Monday.

    Temperatures remain cool through the remainder of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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