Arctic Chills To Send Rhode Island Into A Deep Freeze Over The Weekend

Feb 12, 2016

Arctic temperatures are heading our way. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Rhode Island, lasting through the weekend. Temperatures are forecast to plunge as low as 30 degrees below zero with the wind chill.

A cold front moving south from the upper Arctic is the reason for the falling temperatures, which are expected to reach the twenties on Friday before plunging into the teens and eventually single digits over the weekend.

National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said the air will feel even colder thanks to subzero wind chills.

“Saturday night, regular temperatures in the single digits below zero, but wind chill values anywhere between 20 to 30 below zero,” said Dunham. Wind chills could sink even lower on Sunday.

Temperatures will begin to climb on Monday, though more snow is expected.