Yet another morning here in December with temperatures way above normal---we're sitting in the upper 40s, our normal high temp for this time of year!! We also have a bunch of leftover clouds & even a pocket of showers moving through New England. This is the caboose of our weather system from yesterday. You will need that umbrella for a couple of hours this morning but after 9am...all done as sunshine returns. As for the temps, they will stay in the mid 40s for the entire day.
As we work toward tomorrow, it's a brighter day but also a colder day with temperatures crawling to 40 by afternoon. Thursday offers more sunshine and temps running in the low 40s. In fact, we can push this dry stretch of weather right into the start of the weekend with high pressure moving slow. Plan on sunshine into Saturday with temps briefly warming on Friday (upper 40s) then backing off on Saturday.
Our next storm will affect us on Sunday and this will mark the beginning of a colder pattern/storminess. Still thinking rain for coastal areas of Sunday but it will be a chilly. light rain with temps near 40 but inland (west of I-95) there will be a period of some snow Sunday morning into the afternoon. Perhaps enough to push around before changing to rain as well by Sunday evening. Plan on a cold rain at Gillette Sunday night. More on this later.
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.