Arctic blast arrives Friday!

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) —  A slow moving cold front has delivered a few light showers of rain and snow to the area. These will depart mid-morning as the front slides south of us. Expect developing sunshine this afternoon. A low pressure area develops along this front, but high pressure protects us from any precipitation which slides just south of New England tomorrow.


As high pressure builds in, we’ll enjoy dry weather Wednesday and Thursday before the arctic air arrives Friday.


An ARCTIC BLAST of dangerous cold is headed here Friday night through Sunday morning. Wind chill and air temperatures will reach sub-zero Friday night and Saturday morning. This brief shift in the jet stream (upper wind pattern)is  similar to what we saw in late December when we fell into the single numbers in southern New England.



These are the forecasted wind chill (feel-like) temperatures on Friday evening. Bundle up!


Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible now as it makes it’s closest approach to earth this week.  Photo by Gilbrt Plumer of Florida is a stack of ten taken over the course of about 6 minutes. More comet photos can be found at


Catch it in the northeast sky near the little dipper before it’s gone!

Comet 1

Forecast and graphics prepared by Meteorologist Nick Morganelli

TODAY:  Afternoon developing sunshine.  Highs in the upper 30s.

TONIGHT: Moonlight and clouds. Low near 20. NW breeze 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Light wind. Highs 32-36.

FRIDAY:  Highs in the 20s with wind chills nearing zero by evening. N 10-20 mph.

SATURDAY: Morning temperatures on either side of zero with sub-zero wind chill of 10 to 20 below! Afternoon high temperatures 10 – 15.


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