Siberian Cold to Envelop Belmont Friday with Lows Below Zero

Records will be broken tomorrow morning as dangerous cold that originated in Siberia will barrel into Belmont Thursday night and last until Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, for eastern Massachusetts from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20 as the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24 degrees.

Low temperatures Friday morning will be at or below zero with winds up to 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Frostbite can develop in just 30 minutes with a wind chill index of -20. If you are heading outdoors, dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves.

The arctic cold will leave the region Saturday and by Sunday, highs will range near 40 degrees with rain expected most of the day. But by Monday night, even colder temperatures could be arriving.

Burrrrr: Bundle Up Tonight as Temps Will Feel 24 Degrees Below Zero

It’s gonna get cold tonight. Dangerously so.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory at 4 a.m. cautioning residents that bitterly cold wind chills that will feel like – 24 degrees from 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8.

“Dangerously cold wind chills will result in frostbite or hypothermia if precautions are not taken,” says the advisory.

Winds will pick up during the day and reach between 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph with temperatures ranging from 5 to – 5 degrees.

“If you are heading outdoors, dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves,” notes the advisory.