Unseasonably warm temperatures will arrive in New England today ahead of a large, powerful cold front. Before the front pushes through the area late tonight, heavy rain and even some rumbles of thunder will move in this evening and overnight. At the same time, a rapidly deepening low pressure entering southern Quebec will induce strong winds over our area tonight. Southerly wind gusts near 50 mph are not out of the question, lasting through Thursday morning and slowly diminishing later that day. Further south, along the eastern seaboard toward the Carolinas, some severe thunderstorms will fire ahead of the same front through tonight.
After the cold front passes through late Thursday morning, winds will swing to the west and push cold, arctic air back into our region. The temperature may drop by as much as 40°F from morning to late Thursday night. Fortunately, sunny and calm conditions will return for the end of the week. The cooler temperatures however will stick around as well.