Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which means that winter is on the horizon. Thanks to El Niño, the National Weather Service is predicting a warmer-than-average winter across much of the western and central US, but a cooler-than-average winter across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Also predicted is above-average precipitation across the Gulf Coast and California, but below-average precipitation in the Pacific Northwest and the Ohio River valley. Unfortunately for us here in Boston, a winter outlook is hazier because our winter climate is not as affected by El Niño. Therefore, the Climate Prediction Center is predicting an equal chance of above, near, or below normal temperature and precipitation in our region in the winter months.
Staying closer to the present, today looks to be cloudy with morning rain tapering off as the day goes on. Tomorrow will be sunnier, but cloudy conditions with a chance of rain return on Thursday with temperatures in the low to mid 50s°F. Enjoy Thanksgiving break!
Today: Cloudy with rain likely in the morning. High of 51°F (11°C). North wind at 10–15 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy with drizzle. Low of 40°F (4°C). North wind at 8–12 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny with a high of 54°F (12°C). North wind at 5–10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. High of 55°F (13°C). Winds at 5–10 mph shifting from north to southeast.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. High of 49°F (9°C). Northeast wind at 10–15 mph.