Here’s what local forecasters are saying about the cold, snow this weekend

"Another blast of Arctic air is coming Friday night into Saturday."

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

Get ready to be cold.

The upcoming weekend is set to be windy, cold, and with potential flash freezing, according to the National Weather Service.

“Another blast of Arctic air is coming Friday night into Saturday,” the service said. “Wind chill temps plummet as low as -20 by Saturday morning.”

Service forecasters predict that on Friday, there could be “strong to damaging winds with snow and a potential flash freeze for eastern MA.”

Dangerous wind chills are also in the forecast Friday night into Saturday morning.

For Boston, maximum wind gusts could hit 35 mph on Friday, according to the service. Those numbers are much higher for coastal communities, like Hyannis, where gusts could hit up to 58 mph on Saturday, or Nantucket, which could see gusts over 60 mph.

Beyond the winter weather for Friday and Saturday, a “significant storm” is predicted for Sunday night into Monday, the service said.


Forecasters said there could be “significant snow across the interior,” but expect “mainly rain” for the Boston to Providence corridor. The storm could also bring wind and minor flooding along the coast, according to the service.

Here’s what other local meteorologists are saying about the upcoming winter weather:

Shiri Spear, Boston 25: ‘Estimated wind gusts tomorrow evening… 50-60 mph gusts along the South Shore, Cape, Islands will likely lead to wind damage and power outages’


Zack Green, WBZ: ‘Friday … slick spots for the ride home as cold plunges in after this system.’

Josh Wurster, 7 News: ‘Weekend forecast looking bitter cold 🥶🥶’


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