It may be time to break out the earmuffs -- and the umbrellas.
High winds and cooler temperatures look to make it a cold four-day work week, according to the National Weather Service, which reported today that temperatures will drop each day, culminating in a possibly rainy, 40-degree Friday.
“Temperatures are going to be averaging around 10 degrees below normal for this time of year,” said weather service meteorologist Neal Strauss in Taunton.
The mercury won’t reach the normal mid-October high of 60 degrees this week, reaching only 55 degrees tomorrow, 50 on Wednesday, and the mid- to upper-40s on Thursday and Friday, Strauss said.
“A cold front will be sweeping across the region on Tuesday,” he said. “Behind that front, cooler and drier air is expected for Wednesday and Thursday.”
Winds could gust up to 30 to 40 mph tomorrow, and at least 30 mph on Friday, which could cause wind chills in the 30s.
Overnight lows could dip into the 20s inland later in the week, Strauss said.
Rain is expected early Wednesday and late Thursday, into Friday.
“It could rain all day [Friday],” Strauss said.
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