Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected

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A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for Berkshire County until 1pm this afternoon and western Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden County until 10am this morning. We topped out in the mid-40s on Saturday, and as I told you on-air, that was as warm as it was going to get this week. New England will finally see some moderating temperatures for the middle of January.

The extended forecast shows temperatures not rising above freezing until next Sunday. An area of low pressure will skirt offshore Wednesday night, which could bring us some snow showers - possibly minor accumulations.

Due to the extended cold snap, it's recommended that everyone reduce time spent outdoors during this period to avoid hypothermia and frost bite. Wind chills will drop to -25 to -30 during the overnight and early morning hours.

Tuesday will be sunny with a high of 22 and a low of 8.

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Thursday and through the weekend, high pressure in the upper-levels will take over and a warming trend will take over.

Tonight: Arctic air moves in.

A Hard Freeze Warning means dangerously cold temperatures are imminent or highly likely. The advisory remains in effect until noon Tuesday.

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