11 maps forecasting how cold it will feel in Massachusetts on Thursday

You’ll want to bundle up against these frigid temperatures from an arctic cold front.

Boston, Massachusetts - 1/7/2018 - Ice floats in Boston Harbor near Carltons's Wharf as the sun sets behind the city in Boston, Massachusetts, January 7, 2018. The National Weather Service said cold weather records were broken in Worcester, Providence and Hartford, with lows of 9, 3, and 9 below zero. In Boston, the weather service said, the low dropped to minus 2. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff) Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe

Boston may not be seeing the “deadly” cold that has settled on the Midwest, but New England is going to see some arctic temperatures of its own.

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An arctic cold front will cross the region starting late Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it snow squalls and damaging winds to impact the evening commute, the National Weather Service is forecasting. “Bitterly” cold temperatures and “dangerously low wind chills” are predicted to follow overnight and into Thursday morning.

“While it will be bitterly cold, we will not see a historic arctic outbreak occurring over portions of the [Midwest],” the service said. “Our airmass will be delivered on a west wind as opposed to a northwest wind. Nonetheless…low temperatures across most of the region will bottom out between 5 below zero and 5 above zero.”


Wind gusts, combined with the already cold temperatures in the single digits and teens, will create wind chills that will make it feel between zero and 10 below. On Thursday night, even though the winds will lessen a little, it could still feel like between negative 10 and minus 20.

“It will remain dangerously cold [Thursday] morning to midday,” the service said.

Below, 11 maps from local meteorologists predicting how cold it will get, and feel, in Massachusetts. 

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