Blast of Cold and Big, Fast Storm for MLK Day

Photo by Josh Ross

January 15, 2022 by Meteorologist Michael Page

The long weekend comes in with a very active stretch of weather on the South Shore.

Here are a few things to know about the weekend weather:

Blast of Cold

Friday night's strong winds drew in a big burst of cold.

Low temperatures Saturday morning will be in the single digits, and by afternoon we'll only claw into the teens.

Of course it will feel even colder with the wind, so if you plan on being outside make sure you cover all of your extremities.

It will certainly be a good night to stay in and watch the Patriots!

Big, Fast Storm for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature a fast moving storm racing through New England.

This storm will come up from the south while we sleep Sunday night. While we may start as a few snowflakes on the South Shore, we will quickly go over to rain.

You'll need to get outside of 495 for meaningful snow accumulation. Ski country will do quite well, if you're hitting the slopes for the holiday. Expect totals approaching a foot in some of those areas.

The storm will also produce another round of strong winds, with gusts up to 50 MPH during the morning.

There may be some minor coastal flooding during the morning high tide as well, thanks to the strong wind coming in out of the east.

Conditions will improve during the afternoon, so if you are trying to head home from a weekend away expect easier travel during the second half of the day.

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