Weather: Fun on WednesdayBy Gregory Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The clockwise flow around a large high building into New England will help keep a very cold Canadian air mass to our north. It will be colder today than yesterday, but not nearly as cold as it would be with the wind direction reversed. The healthy southerly/southwesterly winds will have advected the colder air away by this evening, setting us up for a warmer than average night tonight and a beautiful day tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of Wednesday’s mostly clear skies and the temperatures in the mid to high 40’s!
As the high moves out to sea having passed just south of us, we’ll be under the influence of the northeasterly winds of its return flow and temperatures will drop accordingly, back to around 40°F or so. The available computer models give different stories. Light precipitation is likely in the form of flurries by late Thursday night/early Friday morning associated with a cold front that should pass just to our north. Expect the daily high temperatures to drop back down into the the 30’s though remaining above freezing.
Today: Clear and cool. Winds shifting to southwesterly. High of 30° F
(-1°C) with wind chills down around 15°F (-9°C).
Tonight: Clear and cool. Winds continue to bring warmer air. Low of
Tomorrow: Very pleasant indeed. Mild southwesterly breeze with
temps reaching 48°F (9°C). Mostly sunny skies. Lows just reaching
Thursday: Winds shifting to northeasterly. Cloudiness increasing.
Chance of light snow by evening but nothing major. High of 40° F (4°C)
with a low in the upper 20’s (-7°C to -5°C). Chance of light snow by
evening but nothing major. High of 40°F (4°C) with a low in the upper
20’s (-7° to -5° C).