Posted by Chris Lambert
What a day huh? It looked nice with all that sunshine, but with wind gusts rattling the house and temps in the 20s, it wasn't exactly a nice day to be outside to say the least. Most saw winds gusting around 45mph, with even a few 50+mph gusts across southern New Hampshire and the Cape late this afternoon.
The vicious wind continues early this evening, before easing just a bit overnight. Air temperatures drop into the upper single digits to upper teens, just shy of record cold for tomorrow morning. Forecast is for 10 in Worcester and 17 in Boston tonight, 1 degree and 4 degrees shy of the record low for each city respectively. Factor in the wind, and wind chills run a few degrees either side of 0.
Cold air lingers tomorrow, but it won't be quite as bad in the afternoon with highs in the 30s and lighter winds.
Tuesday is better with highs in the 40s. Tuesday also features rain arriving at night (could start as a mix in SW New Hampshire, and western Mass, then go over to rain there).
As an area of low pressure tracks up the coast, east winds, turning south, flood the area with mild air. With the mild air in place, and plenty of moisture running up the coast, plenty of rain falls in the major cities across New England. Rain is heavy at times Tuesday night and Wednesday, creating a slowdown on the roadways. Allow for some extra time traveling to Grandma's house because of that. Most locations see 1-2" fall, so it'll be a soaker. Isolated 3"+ amounts are not out of the question.... but that'll depend on the exact track.
The storm is out of here here by Thanksgiving as drier weather works back in, along with the cold. High School football games feature soggy fields and temperatures in the 30s around those mid morning kickoffs.
Cold air stays for Black Friday and for next weekend.