Ready for an active pattern? Starting today through the middle of next week a number of storms will take a swipe at us. None of these are epic blockbusters but they will be capable of blocking out the sun and tossing raindrops our way.
Our first tussle with these storms is already under way now (7am) with mostly cloudy skies and as we step through the day, the clouds will own us and eventually some rain showers too--especially after 2pm. Due to all the clouds & raindrops, our temperatures have a hard time making it out of the 30s for much of the day but by late afternoon the temps will hop over the 40 mark. Look for a scattering of rain showers this evening with temps holding in the low 40s.
Saturday will start how Friday finished....clouds & showers but as we work through the day the showers will fade offering dry weather after 2pm. The clouds will hang though for the entire day keeping temps pinned in the low & mid 40s.
Sunday will be the drier of the 2 weekend days despite all sorts of clouds. High temps will be a smidge warmer than Saturday with most towns reaching the upper 40s. Sunday will be the day for getting the Christmas tree of putting up the holiday lights outside.
As we sneak a peak into next week, another bag of clouds & showers will arrive Monday morning--take a break--then re-appear by Monday evening. At this time, the Patriots game will feature showers with temps in the upper 40s.
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.