Map: Here’s how cold it will feel in Mass. overnight

Forecasters say an arctic cold front is expected to bring "record cold" Wednesday night into Thanksgiving day.

You’re going to want to bundle up as you hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting an arctic cold front may bring localized snow squalls to Massachusetts on Wednesday between 3 and 8 p.m. Forecasters warned the potential squalls could make for “hazardous travel”with  brief white-out conditions, slippery roads, and strong winds.

Frigid temperatures will then descend on the region, according to the meteorologists.

“Record cold and bitterly cold wind chill of 0 to 15 below zero follow late tonight into Thanksgiving,” the service said.

Forecasters are predicting wind chills could drop the temperature as low as -11 degrees in Pittsfield and 5 below in Boston. A wind chill advisory has been issued for parts of Western Massachusetts.


Turkey day itself is expected to be “very cold and blustery,” forecasters said.

In Boston, a high temperature of 21 degrees is predicted for Thursday, according to the service’s seven-day forecast for the city.


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