The National Weather Service warns a blast of arctic air out of northern Canada will bring dangerously cold temperatures on Wednesday.
The arctic blast will hit Rhode Island Wednesday afternoon, packing strong winds and sending temperatures down near zero by Wednesday evening, said meteorologist Glenn Fields. “And then overnight looking at the actual temperature dropping to roughly three or four degrees in Providence, and probably a degree or two below zero in the Burrillville area.”
Fields said when you combine those low temperatures with winds of up to 30 mph, the wind chill could reach 25 below zero. “Anyone who is out for more than a few minutes can get frostbite,” said Fields.
Fields said the temperature will come close to ten degrees on Thursday then start warming to the upper 20’s on Friday and Saturday.
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