Boston: Sharp Cold Blast Follows Warm Start to Week

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 7, 2014; 9:51 AM ET
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By Tuesday morning residents and visitors to the Boston area will wonder what hit them when they step outside.

Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for icy patches Monday night as Arctic air blasts quickly into the region. In some cases, ice can form before paved, concrete and wooden surfaces have a chance to dry out.

It will feel about 60 degrees colder Tuesday morning, compared to the midday hours Monday.

Even though the core of this Arctic blast will focus south of New England, RealFeel® temperatures will hover near zero much of the day Tuesday.

There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold.

Temperatures will slowly trend upward later this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.

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Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking the brutal cold and when the next warmup is in store.


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