Weather: Nary a FlurryBy Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- There’s not much winter left for us to still get our big winter storm this year (maybe the groundhog was right this year?). Despite some talk this past weekend of possible snow showers on Thursday, it looks like the week ahead for Boston will be pretty clear. The large low which dumped much snow on the Midwest yesterday will pass well to our south due to the very zonal steering winds aloft. Unfortunately, this means we will remain deep within the cold, arctic air mass above and behind the low. Hence, expect unseasonably cold temperatures for the next several days, though there will be a gradual warming as the low passes out to sea. Also, there is an almost stationary low positioned off Nova Scotia (the same low which gave us five inches of snow this past weekend) that is maintaining the blustery northwesterly winds we’ve had of late. The combination of the cold air and high winds will bring some bitterly cold wind chills tomorrow, especially at night. However, as both the air mass warms and the winds die down, we will slowly return to our climatological average, high of 44°F and low of 30°F. Thus, as boring as it sounds, the weather outlook through Friday is cold air and mostly clear skies with a gradual warming and a gradual waning in the northwesterly winds.
Today: Blustery. Persistent strong northwesterly winds. Mostly clear skies. High of only 36°F (2°C).
Tonight: Blustery still with the same persistent winds and clear skies. Low of 25°F (-4°C) though wind chills could very well be below 0°F (-18°C).
Wednesday: Winds lightening. Mostly sunny. High of 40°F (4°C). Low of 30°F (-1°C).
Thursday: A bit milder still. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s (3 to 5°C). Lows in the low 30s (-1 to 1°C).
Friday Outlook: Perhaps the approaching trough could bring cloudiness or precipitation, but I am thinking pretty much more of the same.