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Weather : Thaw-t-ful weather


Thaw-t-ful weather

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

There appears to be no end to the tricks the weather has in store for us this winter. A most unseasonable and welcome warming will occur over the next couple of days with temperatures set to head into the 50s (1415C). As a high pressure system moves offshore and a large cyclone develops over middle portions of the country, winds will turn to the south bringing a welcome respite from the cold. The slight downside is that warmer air from the subtropics brings with it moisture, causing low clouds and a chance of drizzle. With most of the humid air set to arrive Thursday, the likelihood of some light precipitation will be greatest then. Additionally, as the warm air flows over the still considerable snow pack it will cool, causing widespread fog. In the outlook, a cold air mass digs in southward in the wake of the cyclone; should the cold front reach the ocean there is a chance of coastal redevelopment, leading to a possible late weekend storm.

Today: Areas of fog. Mostly cloudy during the day. Winds becoming blustery as pressure gradients tighten. Temperatures climbing throughout the day to about 45F (7C).

Tonight: Mild and windy. Chance of light drizzle. Low 43F (6C).

Thursday: Cloudy and continued mild with patches of fog with drizzle possible early. High temperature around 55F (13C). Low 45F (7C).

Friday: Again cloudy and mild. Rain likely toward evening likely. High 53F (12C). Low 35F (4C).