As if the temperatures across New England weren’t cold enough, weather reports have predicted it will get much colder there on Thursday and Friday. Along with the bitter cold weather, people in Massachusetts and Connecticut can expect to see some snow fall and ice joined by blistering cold winds over the weekend.

New England areas already received about a half-foot of snow on Monday, and some cities in Massachusetts and Connecticut can expect to see about six more inches of snow Friday night while areas along the coast may receive about three to four inches of snow.

Strong winds are also on the menu for New England. Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour in Connecticut, while areas of Massachusetts like Provincetown and Boston could experience winds reaching anywhere between the mid-50s to 70 miles per hour. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a high wind warning that will be in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday until about 4 a.m. Friday with wind chills reaching as low as 25 degrees below zero.  

“An abnormally cold air mass has pushed into the tri-state area today and will linger through Friday,” NWS said in a statement. “Blustery conditions will prevail through this period with wind chill values ranging from around 10 above zero today, to around zero to 10 below tonight. Although winds will diminish through the day on Friday, wind chills are still expected to be in the teens. In addition to the cold weather and gusty winds, there could be scattered snow showers today and tonight. Dry conditions are expected for Friday.”

As for temperatures, daytime highs throughout Connecticut could reach 24 degrees in interior areas of the state while the coast may rise to 28 degrees. Wind chill values on Thursday are expected to reach between five and 10 degrees. Massachusetts is set to see a high of 27 degrees.