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A Cold Outlook

By Cegeon J. Chan

Earlier this week’s high temperatures were in the 60s F, but the last two days high temperatures have dropped into the 40s F. Are there even colder temperatures over the horizon? Don’t shoot the messenger — but the answer is yes, yes indeed. It still may be officially fall, but if you’re an off-campus student, get ready to pay more this month than you did last December. Not only is natural gas prices more expensive this year, but according to the National Climate Predication Center (NCDC), December temperatures in the northeast will likely be colder than normal.

The forecast already seems to validate the NCDC claim. Although normal high temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 40s F, after today, high temperatures will likely be under 40 F for the next ten days. For the weekend, neither day looks to be great, but Saturday seems to be the better of the two days, although it will still remain as windy as today. Then, looking to early next week, there is potential for a coastal storm to develop sometime Monday night. If it pans out, over a half of foot of snow could fall. But in the meantime, it’s time to get cozy with your winter jacket.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy. Windy with gusts around 25 mph. Highs in the lower 40s F (6 C).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries. Cold with lows in the mid 20s F (-4 C).

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Windy with gusts around 20 mph. Highs in the upper 30s F (4 C).

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s F (0 C).

Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs in the mid 30s F (2 C).