Much colder air and even snowflakes are on the way for Boston.
Arctic air is set to blast in on Tuesday and hold highs to near 44 degrees. The hours before sunrise Tuesday could actually prove to be warmer than the afternoon.
Brisk winds ushering in the cold will create even lower AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures on Tuesday. The combination of the wind and cold will have many people reaching for winter coats and turning up the heat.
Tuesday night, temperatures in Downtown Boston will drop into the 20s for the first time this fall. On Wednesday, temperatures will fail to climb out of the lower 40s.
While escaping its first snowstorm of the season, part of the Boston area could have wet snowflakes mix in with the rain Tuesday morning as the arctic air arrives.
The impending cold and snowflakes will serve as a reminder that the official start to winter is just around the corner.
As fast as the arctic air invades the United States, temperatures will quickly rebound later in the week.
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