Frigid temperatures and strong winds this weekend will make leaving the house a daunting prospect. Temperatures are expected to stay in the teens to low 20s with winds of 10 to 15 mph resulting in wind chills dropping to zero or below.
Although temperatures across the state are expected to remain well below freezing, the northwest winds have slowed from the bone-chilling 20 to 30 mph gusts experienced Friday, said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Taunton.
Dunham said temperatures and wind chills Friday and today are among the coldest this winter, but the temperatures haven't dropped to the record lows -- 6 below zero in 1888 and 5 below zero in 1873, respectively.
Dunham recommends taking proper precautions while going out into the cold. "When you’re dealing with these temps you want to make sure to wear layered clothing," he said.
A warmup is expected Monday, with temperatures rising to 30 in the afternoon in Boston.
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