BOSTON (WHDH) - People are going to want to bundle up before they head outside Friday as wind chills will drop below zero degrees in parts of the Bay State.

A wind chill advisory is in effect until noon on Saturday for central and western Massachusetts, with wind chills projected to reach as low as -20 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory covers parts of Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex, Hampden, Hampshire, and Berkshire counties.

Wind chills in the highest elevations of Berkshire County could drop as low as -25 degrees.

The public is urged to use caution while traveling outside and wear appropriate clothing, such as coats, hats, and gloves.

Barnstable and Nantucket counties are under a winter weather advisory until 8 p.m. on Friday.

Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is possible, especially over the Outer Cape.

Winds gusting as high as 45 mph combined with the snow may result in sharply
reduced visibility at times.

The bitter cold will stick around for the weekend, with highs in the low 20s Saturday and the upper 20s Sunday.

For the latest updates, visit the 7Weather page.

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