Each day of the next three is a different beast. You really have to mind your ps and qs regarding the forecast. In fact, there are even stark changes within the days themselves.
Case in point is Friday. Starts gray, sprinkly and finishes bright and chilly. Saturday is flat-out cold to start, then a decent recovery (nice, still afternoon). Sunday you may start with a coat in the drab, cold air, then finish in short sleeves as we soar to the 60s in the afternoon.
This is the moniker of October - and a break-neck weather pattern. Things are moving so fast, there's really no time to get to know a weather system (not that you would unless you're a weather fanatic, but you get what I mean). Kinda reminds me of this scene from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory:
To be honest, I'm not a big fan of these fast-moving weather systems. It's hard to qualify the pattern as 'mild' or 'chilly' since the forecast changes so often. And this is also when folks blame us for getting the forecast wrong. Though no fault of their own, they forget which day's supposed to be which. Teh remedy is to be prepared. We make it easy to check the forecast before you head out the door...
We're off to an iffy start to the weekend as nuisance rain and wet snow moves across the area. While it's not a well organized area of low pressure, it develops right near us midday, and that'll be enough for a tricky forecast. Light to moderate rain/snow is on and off early this morning with a heavier burst of precipitation possible late morning, through mid afternoon in eastern MA (11:00AM-3:00PM).
That's the way to get it done! Fine finish to the workweek as sun dominated and winds behaved.
I submit that is the one - and perhaps only - reason these days have felt springlike in this extended thaw. If the winds were gusty on a day like today, the sun (albeit a little stronger these days) is really no help.
Nice mid-winter weather? Here's how I envision it:
*Mild temps (40 or higher)
*Little to no wind
That last bullet point (IMO) is probably the biggest when outside this time of year. After our morning fog lifts out of here all three of those criteria will be met this afternoon AND.....it's Friday. #Winning.
Fog blanketed the area as winds remained light and variable. We're still looking at some fog, but the thickest part of it should only be during the first half of the night. After that, gentle winds should "mix out" some of the heavily fogged in areas.