“ Grab a coat before you go out today! : Cold temperatures hit Massachusetts on Thursday
Don’t forget to bundle up on Thursday.
Cold weather is expected in Massachusetts through Friday before warmer temperatures return over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Maximum afternoon temperatures will hover into the 1930s across much of the state, although Berkshire County peaks in the 20s to mid-20s. Nightly troughs will dip to 15 degrees in Boston, 11 degrees in Worcester and 10 degrees in Springfield.
Many communities in western Massachusetts and northern Worcester County, including Fitchburg, Northampton and Pittsfield, will see temperatures below 10 degrees, and single-digit wind chills among teens will make the weather even colder.
“Take a coat before you go out today!” the National Weather Service said in a Tweeter.
Northwest wind gusts of 20 miles per hour are sometimes expected statewide, but they won’t be as strong as Wednesday’s gusts, which reached 30 to 40 miles per hour.
Scattered clouds are also expected Thursday afternoon, with some possible snow showers in western Massachusetts near the New York border, the National Weather Service said.
Potential snow showers, light winds and cold temperatures are also expected on Friday. Sunny skies are also expected.
“Quiet conditions with above average temperatures for the weekend,” the National Weather Service said.