PROVIDENCE -- The wind will gust up to 50 mph on this Thursday and the temperature will plummet with wind chills of 5 below zero possible overnight, the National Weather Service says.

A wind advisory goes into effect at 10 a.m. and will continue until 1 a.m. Friday, the Weather Service says. The wind will blow from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

"Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects," the Weather Service says in its advisory. "Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result."

The high today in Providence should reach 44 but it will plummet to about 17 overnight and feel colder because of the strong wind.

The high Friday should reach just 24 despite sunny skies.

Snow is likely late in the day Saturday.

"Low pressure will approach from the west on Saturday," the Weather Service says in its forecast discussion. "This will bring accumulating snow Saturday afternoon and night before changing to a wintry mix and eventually rain. Precipitation ends early Sunday as the storm lifts out."


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