Time Keeps On Slipping..Slipping...Slipping
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Ready for 4:30 (and earlier) sunsets over the next few weeks? Here we are, heading into solar winter. Solar winter? Yup, over the next 3 months we are (northern hemisphere) tilted away from our sun. that means dark days....winter...and for some, frowns. It also marks the weakest the sun is over the entire year. Boo.
So, due to the aforementioned issues of our sun, a bright sunny day--today--will offer little in the way of warmth. Most towns will flirt with 50 for about an hour or two but much of the day, temps are in the 40s. Adding insult to injury is that pesky northwest wind which will add a chill to the air. All in all a decent day for outdoor activities, albeit a little chilly for this time of year.
This northwest breeze actually draws even colder air into New England over the next couple of days with afternoon highs only in the 40s for Monday & Tuesday. Election Day will offer dry roads all day--no weather excuses! #Vote
There are signs of a nor'easter by the Wed-Thu timeframe. This storm will not be a repeat of Sandy but it will be a rather disruptive storm. Here are some early thoughts:
*Locally Heavy Rain----looks like 1-2" of rain
*Coastal Wind Concerns---winds will likely gust between 40-60mph along the south shore/cape/islands late Wednesday afternoon-evening. Winds will be much lighter inland with this storm.
*The threat for minor coastal flooding does exist at the time of high tide---tides are not astronomically high though.