A cold front plowed through the region Thursday night and ushered in a very cold air mass for this time of the year.
Temperatures will struggle to climb through the day today – likely holding near 40F – and will really tumble once the sun starts to head toward the horizon later this afternoon. As sunset nears and passes, it will certainly look and feel like a mid-winter evening…with very cold temperatures and gusty winds.
We can expect readings well down into the 20s tonight across most, if not all, of the Cape with wind chill values down into the 10s for a time during the night. For those spots right along the water and out over the Outer Cape where a frost has yet to occur, we will go straight to a “freeze” (actually a fairly common occurrence for shoreline parts of Cape Cod).
High temperatures on Saturday will struggle to reach 40F…and those heading out in the morning should plan for temperatures in the 20s to around 30F.
We’ll enjoy a warm-up over the second half of the holiday weekend but a shot of even colder air appears likely for the middle part of next week.