Weather: A Touch of Spring in the AirBy Robert Korty and Peter Huybers
With warmer temperatures and a touch of sunshine this week, solid ground will resurface from beneath the crust of snow that lingered with us this month. Today will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s and lows just below freezing. Expect breezes out of the NW to reach 15 mph. Tomorrow will be slightly warmer with a high of 45°F, giving way to a cooler Thursday and Friday in the upper 30s. The possibility for more snow exists on Friday’s horizon.
Much of the Northeast finally lost some of the winter’s snowcover yesterday. Philadelphia recorded its third longest period with at least one inch of snow on the ground. But as a strong low pressure system barrelled towards the East coast, warm (and strong!) southerly winds on the eastern side of the storm advected spring-like temperatures into southern New England. Boston’s high of 56°F (13°C) was just three degrees Fahrenheit shy of a record high for Valentine’s Day. All good things must end, though, and behind the storm strong westerly winds will pull cooler air into the region today. Today’s high of 43°F (6°C) may pale in comparison with yesterday’s, but Boston will be spared a repeat of the Arctic intrusion witnessed during January. Much of that bitterly cold air remains locked over the Hudson Bay region of Canada.
Today: Mostly sunny, high 41°F (5°C), low 29°F (-2°C)
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, high 46°F (8°C), low 28°F (-2°C)
Thursday: Partly cloudy, high 36°F (2°C), low 25°F (-4°C)
Friday: Possible Snow, high 39°F (4°C), low 31°F (-1°C)