Weekend Weather: First the Deep Freeze, then the Snow
Another arctic front will bring a blast of cold air to the Seacoast on Saturday, followed by snow to end the weekend after a relatively mild day on Friday.
The National Weather Service said it will be dangerously cold on Friday night. Temperatures in the single digits and northwest winds of 15-20 mph gusting to 40 will make it feel like -11.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday night until 1 p.m. Saturday. Wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
The winds will die down on Saturday, but a high temperature in the teens will make it 30 degrees colder than Friday.
The cold temperatures will keep the state's outdoor fixed COVID-19 testing sites closed on Saturday at the Mall at Fox Run in Newington. The sites are expected to resume normal operations at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
For residents seeking testing on Saturday, more than 100 indoor testing locations will be open.
Heavy Snow Arrives on Sunday Night Before Changing
Forecasters are watching a low coming from the south heading towards New England towards the very end of the weekend.
While there is some uncertainty about the system's exact track, it's a good bet that it will start with a burst of heavy snow, gusty winds, and coastal flooding after midnight early Monday.
The snow will mix with and change to rain on Monday morning as temperatures rise into the 40s.