Back at it with the warmth today---but we'll need to do a little work to get there. Yesterday morning, many towns started the day in the upper 40s while today we are down in the low to mid 30s right now. As we step through the day clouds will take over the sky but despite a mostly cloudy day, the afternoon temps will be mild once again--reaching the mid 50s. Warm again tonight with cloudy skies out ahead of a cool front. That front will toss a few showers our way toward daybreak Wednesday.
Wednesday marks midweek and also a day of transition with a cool front crossing the region. We start the day warm--like Monday warm--low 50s as well as clouds/showers. Those showers will depart by 11am...sadly, that's about the time the 50s will bounce out of town as well. Look for some sun by afternoon.
You will have all sorts of sunshine by Thursday as high pressure returns to the region. December temps will also return with afternoon highs barely reaching 40 by the afternoon. Sunshine prevails again on Friday.
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.