BOSTON (CBS) – We started 2022 in Boston with our first snowstorm last Friday. The city gathered just under 12 inches, bringing us close to our seasonal average. Many towns and cities got a solid 6-12 inches, without the destructive properties some winter storms can bring. No coastal floods. No power outages. No harmful wind. Just snow.
It seems that the old man’s winter has turned up recently after a drop in temperatures to start the weekend and a messy mix of rain and icy rain on Sunday.
A cold front penetrated the area overnight, causing temperatures to drop. The commute on Monday morning can be difficult. Watch your step as you walk out the door, watch out for black ice and plan some extra time.
This front is cutting edge with much colder air, and it will not be the only drop in temperatures we get this week. A cold snap directly from the Arctic will move in Monday night to Tuesday.
Tuesday will be by far the coldest day of the season so far with highlights in single digits and teens. Temperatures may be fighting record highs for the date. New England will be the most abnormally cold region in the entire Northern Hemisphere on Tuesday! (Cold in relation to the average).
We also get gusts of wind from the northwest on Tuesday, which will make it feel even colder. Wind cooling values will be below zero all day long. Wind cooling values can drop as low as -15 to -20 in parts of northern Worcester county and western MA, where a WIND CILL ADVISOR is valid from 6 p.m. 1 to kl. 16 on Tuesday. Outdoor workers, or those who will be in the elements for an extended period of time, should take precautions to find shelter. Wind cooling values as low as -20 can result in frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
Temperatures rise to 30s Wednesday after another cold start. We will have to follow the late week / weekend closely, as a few systems can approach the area and increase our chances of rain / snow in the weather forecast. Stay with the WBZ weather team as we update the weather forecast with new information as it becomes available.