Monday doing its thing..bleh. Clouds..drizzle..rain...mist. I'll say this though---it IS warm. Temps are in the 40s &50s (6am) already and will skyrocket into the upper 50s & mid 60s by afternoon. A storm (the same storm that dumped a foot of snow in MN & WI last night) will swing through here with raindrops & warm temps. In fact, we will hold onto the warmth well into the evening hours so plan on a mild night at Gillette with kickoff temps near 60 and 4th quarter temps still running in the mid 50s. Unfortunately, the chance of showers will be fairly high throughout the entire evening---but just scattered in nature. Whew--that's a busy Monday.
For Tuesday, we will clear out during the morning hours and the warm air also clears out of here as temps start in the upper 40s then fall into the low 40s by afternoon. We are quiet & chilly for Wednesday & Thursday.
Where's the cold & snow?!?!----None this week but there are continued signals from our models that *Greenland Blocking* will commence. Greenland Blocking is a type of jet stream pattern that often produces cold & snowstorms across eastern North America. This new pattern will get under way next weekend and there are signs of a colder & snowier pattern for the northeast over the 2nd half of December.
Another day where we have cool, ocean air battling warmer land air leading to a clash of air. That means clouds, drizzle, fog, humidity (frizzy hair) for much of the day. It's not a washout though. The highest chance of rain is this morning--until 9:30am and then later this afternoon (after 3pm). In between, you will see a lot of clouds but also some sunshine at times. Even limited sun will be able to shove temps well into the 70s. This warm & humid air is what will lead to another round of showers & t-storms later today. Some of the storms will be intense. Like the past two days the strongest storms will be in western New England. Only isolated showers/ thunderstorms are expected along the coastline later today. Sox game will have the risk of some showers but they should be able to play that game. Welcome back Tito!
Although my forecast was busted today, there was one good thing that came out of it.
That gray overcast that hung over the eastern half of the Commonwealth provided a stablizing influence to our atmosphere. The cool air blowing in from the ocean kept the temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s all the way back to Metrowest. While that makes for lousy short-and-t-shirt weather, it is poison to thunderstorms.
Wild temperatures yesterday---from the 80s down into the low 60s in just an hour AND some heavy duty thunderstorms. The reason was a cool front that dropped in from Maine. That front is in western New England this morning and it's a chameleon as it will become a warm front and try to warm things back up during the day.