Weather: Cold TurkeyBy Rob Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Much of the country will be blanketed with at least partial sunshine today but that will do little to temper the intrusion of cold air across the central and eastern parts of the United States. Heavy snow showers will continue in the lee of the Great Lakes; some shoreline communities may add an additional foot of snow in localized events. (Buffalo, New York received fourteen inches of snow over the weekend from lake-effect snow showers.) Cold air has pushed deep into the South as well, as freeze advisories were issued last night across interior portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina. Temperatures today will barely make it to 40°F (4°C) in Atlanta, Washington, and New York. High temperatures in the Great Lakes and upper Midwest states will be limited to the 20s and 30s°F (-3 to 4°C).
Across Boston, skies will be partly cloudy for the next few days. As upper level troughs rotate across the northeast, there is a slight chance of scattered snow flurries (this is particularly so across interior sections of New England). Temperatures will be seasonably cold through the remainder of the week.
Today: Partly sunny and windy. High near 43°F (6°C). Westerly winds 15-20 mph (24-32 km/hr).
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 30°F (-1°C).
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and colder. High near 34°F (1°C).
Thursday: Partly cloudy with widely scattered flurries. Low near 23°F (-5°C), high near 35°F (2°C).
Friday through Sunday: Continued dry with slowly moderating temperatures. Lows will be in the 20s°F (-6 to -1°C), and highs will rebound into the lower to middle 40s (4 to 6°C).