How low will it go? Cold facts about Friday night temps – Worcester Telegram

The week began with bone-chilling temperatures. And it will end that way, too.
Wind chills as low as the minus 20s Friday night into Saturday are in the forecast for the Worcester area. The actual reading is expected to drop to minus 1, according to the National Weather Service.
Worcester saw bitter temperatures Monday into Tuesday, when the reading dropped to 2 degrees, according to the weather service. At one point the wind chill hit 13 below zero.
Between the big chills, the weather in Worcester has been relatively pleasant. The thermometer hit 32 degrees Wednesday and rose above 40 Thursday, according to NWS.
Worcester could see some snow early Friday afternoon, with heavy wind later in the day.
Because of the bitter cold, the city will open two buildings for people in need of a place to stay warm:
Saturday will be sunny but cold, with temps in the low teens mixed with gusts as high as 25 mph, according to NWS.
The Cape and Islands could see heavy gusts Friday night, some as high as 60 mph.
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