In throwback to winter, W. Mass. could see freezing temperatures tonight

Expect a chilly start to the week, with daytime highs only reaching 60 degrees today and a frost advisory issued for Boston’s outer suburbs early Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

It’ll be a bright and brisk day as skies stay mostly sunny and temperatures stay below the normal high of 65 degrees today, meteorologist Kim Buttrick said. A 15-to-18-mile-per-hour wind from the west will add to the chill.

The weather service issued a frost advisory for inland towns including Lawrence, Brockton, Fall River, and Worcester early Tuesday. Thanks to temperatures in the mid-30s from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m., frost could damage some crops and sensitive vegetation, forecasters said. Lows expected near 32 also prompted forecasters to issue a more serious freeze warning for areas around Springfield.

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There shouldn’t be any issues in Boston and along the eastern coast overnight, though it will be chilly as temperatures drop into the low 40s, forecasters said.

Tuesday will be nearly the same as today, with a slightly cooler start and highs only reaching 61 degrees in Boston. Temperatures will begin recovering Wednesday, when they’re expected to reach normal highs at 65 degrees. A chance of rain is possible late iWednesday, too.

That potential for rain will linger Thursday and Friday, though the week will end on a high note temperature-wise, Buttrick said, as daytime temps are expected to reach 70 degrees.