Rapidly dropping temperatures later today will lead to flash freeze, forecasters say

     The NAM forecast model for Monday evening, showing Arctic air funneling into the region.

    The NAM forecast model for Monday evening, showing Arctic air funneling into the region.

    The arrival of a strong Arctic cold front later today will send temperatures plummeting throughout the region, forecasters say. 

    Temperatures will rapidly drop into the 20s late this afternoon and evening, and northwest winds will gust to between 40 and 45 miles per hour, according to a National Weather Service bulletin. 

    Brief scattered snow squalls will also pass through as the cold front arrives. 

    “A possible new coating of snow and temperatures plunging well below freezing will probably refreeze the remaining moisture,” the bulletin warns. “Many untreated surfaces are expected to become icy for the evening commute, especially near and after 5 p.m. Prepare for travel delays later today.”

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