The windchill factor could drop as low as -18 degrees on Thursday night and it has prompted a wind chill advisory.
The temperature combined with wind gusts will be so dangerously low that the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that runs through 10 a.m. on Friday. The advisory extends across most of eastern and central Massachusetts, including Brookline.The weather service said that there is a “heightened threat of frostbite or hypothermia” for anyone that will be outside early Friday morning. The wind chill factors have been created by a combination of air temperatures between -5 and 5 and northwest winds at 10-15 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 mph. “Remember to dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves to protect yourself from the cold,” the weather service said when it issued its advisory.
The coldest air of the winter is moving in on Wednesday, but expected to move out by the weekend.
The coldest air of the winter to date - by far - is moving in to Hamilton and Wenham on Wednesday. Windchills are expected to be close to zero on Wednesday morning and possibly below zero on Thursday morning, which will be the coldest day since last February. The National Weather Service said that Wednesday morning's low temperature would be about 10 degree and Thursday morning's low temperature will be about 7 degrees with a wind chill of -2 degrees. The windchill temperature on Wednesday morning will be near 0, according to WHDH Chief Meteorlogist Pete Bouchard in his most recent blog, because of "a steady (not strong) breeze." "And although Thursday morning is colder, there isn't a lot of wind," he said. "Sun will dominate the short …