We ended 2017 with some record-breaking cold for some, and the deep freeze sticks around for the first few days of the new year.
Record-breaking cold is possible New Year’s Day with highs mainly in the single digits to lower teens.
Tuesday, we can’t rule out the chance for some ocean-effect snow showers at the Cape and the Islands.
Wednesday brings a southerly flow, allowing temperatures to warm up into the 20s.
Thursday brings a coastal system hugging the eastern seaboard. At this point, the system looks to remain out to sea, but we’ll be clipped with gusty winds as well as snow inland, and rain/snow at the immediate coastline.
As of right now, a couple scenarios are possible with this system as far as timing and location, because if the system goes farther out to sea, we would see less wind, but more widespread light snow. If the system comes closer, we would definitely receive the gusty, damaging winds and the rain/snow line might shift slightly. We are keeping an eye as we get closer.
Some lingering snow showers, along with gusty winds, stick around Friday, while the first full weekend of 2018 brings highs into the teens Saturday, and back into the 20s by Sunday.
The extended forecast shows a slight warm-up with highs reaching above freezing by the end of the 10-day, so that is the light at the end of this frigid, cold tunnel. In the meantime, stay on top of your weather forecast by downloading the NBC Boston/necn app so you can get updates on the go.