BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — You may want to add some extra layers to your outfit over the next couple of days.
Massachusetts will see a combination of freezing cold temperatures and high wind gusts to create a frigid start to the week. For parts of Monday and all throughout Tuesday, this arctic blast will drop temperatures into the single digits, and with wind chill, it could be well into the negatives.
"The cold air comes in later [Monday night] and the coldest will be [Tuesday] morning and then it will modify pretty rapidly by Wednesday morning," Bill Simpson of the National Weather Service said. "It's about a 30-hour event."
Monday will have highs of around 28 degrees with the lows reaching around 7 degrees at night. Tuesday will start with highs of around 12 degrees with lows reaching as low as 6 degrees. Wind gusts over the next two days could reach as high as 23 miles per hour.
With a wind chill advisory in effect, temperatures all across the commonwealth will feel well below zero on Tuesday. Boston will see minimum wind chills of around 8 degrees below zero, while areas like Lawrence and Fitchburg could see minimums as low as 11 degrees below zero. Some areas could see temperatures as low as 25 degrees below zero.
If you're planning on driving over the next two days, the National Weather Service said to make sure to be on the lookout for icy roads and black ice. Icy roads already caused numerous crashes and spin-outs along Massachusetts highways over the weekend.
The MBTA is also urging riders to make sure they bundle up when riding busses and trains over the next two days and to be prepared for possible delays due to the chilly conditions.
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.