Wind chill warning. Arctic blast arrives Friday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — High pressure is building in with a clear, dry, seasonally cold air mass. We’ll have typical early February weather through tonight.
A WIND CHILL WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FRIDAY THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY. Wind chill will go as low as 30 below zero Friday night.
As high pressure builds in, we’ll enjoy a light wind before the arctic air arrives Friday morning with a cold front moving through close to sunrise. Wind gusts will top 30 mph Friday and Friday night.
The highest temperature for us on Friday is in the pre-dawn hours. After that, the cold front arrives!
The cold front pushes offshore midday ushering in sub-zero wind chill.
This ARCTIC BLAST of dangerous cold will visit us Friday through Sunday morning. Wind chill and air temperatures will reach sub-zero Friday through Saturday morning.
Some things to think about now before the temperatures tumble.
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 spaceweather.com.
Catch it in the northeast sky near the little dipper before it’s gone!
Forecast and graphics prepared by Meteorologist Nick Morganelli
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Light wind. Highs 32-36.
TONIGHT: Moonlight and comet! Low near 26. Breezy late.
FRIDAY: WIND CHILL WARNING. Early morning highs in the 20s, then dropping temperatures all day. Wind chill below zero by evening. N 20-35 mph
FRIDAY NIGHT: WIND CHILL WARNING for feel-like temperatures of 20 to 30 below zero. Moonlit sky. Lows near 2 below zero. N 20-30 mph.
SATURDAY: Morning temperatures on either side of zero with sub-zero wind chill of 10 to 20 below! Afternoon high temperatures 12 – 18.
SUNDAY: Cold start in teens, warming to a high near 42 with sun and clouds.