CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for dangerously cold wind chills.

The NWS has canceled the wind chill warning for eastern Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties. The Wind Chill Warning will continue for Berkshire County and western Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties until 1:00 pm. 

The wind will make the air feel like the 10s and 20s below zero in the valley, and as cold as 40 degrees below zero in the Berkshires.

Morning temperatures will be below zero and in the single digits. The wind will gradually subside during the morning. It will be a part of a mostly sunny day with some passing clouds for the afternoon. High temperatures for the afternoon will be in the teens to nearly 20 degrees.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with cold and wind in the morning but the winds will become lighter during the afternoon. Highs will be in the teens.

Sunday is mostly cloudy and much warmer with highs back up into the lower 40s.

The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.

Current Wind Chill Temperatures

Big chill arrives in Massachusetts

The arctic cold arrives very early Friday morning, with gusty winds. High temperatures in the teens on Friday may occur Friday morning. The wind will make it feel like the temperature is well below zero much of the day.

The bitterly cold weather will continue Friday night and Saturday with wind chills 20 to 40 degrees below zero at times.

Milder air, with highs in the 40s, will return on Sunday.

7 Day Forecast

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny, Windy & Bitterly Cold
Highs: 14-18

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Cold
Highs: 16-20

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