Strong winds & cold temperatures passing through western Mass.

High Wind Warning and Wind Chill Advisory issued

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties Thursday night in to Friday morning.

The NWS stated that the warning will be in effect until 4:00 a.m. Friday, and winds will be moving west at 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph. The strong winds could potentially cause tree damage and power outages, and driving will be difficult in open areas and on bridges.

A Wind Chill Advisory was also issued for all four counties until about 11:00 a.m. Friday. According to the NWS, there will be dangerously cold wind chills, and the temperature will feel 24 degrees below; which means frostbite could happen in less than 30 minutes if you’re not protected.

In the 22News Forecast, Meteorologist Brian Lapis said around 7:00 a.m. Friday, temperatures will be close to zero, and even a light breeze will make the air feel well below zero. Make sure to follow the 22News Storm Team for the latest forecast and temperatures, and download the 22News Storm Team Weather App.

More Information:
Local Forecast Severe WX Text Alerts
Temperatures Severe WX Email Alerts
Weather News WWLP 22News WX App
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