A cold front passing over the eastern U.S. will bring with it some rain and wind to end the week here in Cambridge and some cold overnight lows through the weekend. While we won’t be getting the chance of snow and Arctic air that will intrude down into the Midwest, we should have a chance to see the thermometer readings drop below freezing for the first time this month. Saturday will be the best day to go outside, with clear skies and quieter winds than the rest of the week.
The northwestern U.S. earlier this week was hit by an unusually powerful windstorm. The low pressure system brought incredible gusts of more than 70 mph to many regions in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, with some locations measuring gusts of more than 110 mph. Such high winds caused heavy damage, leaving many people injured and a million without power.