Countdown Is On
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Still giving thanks for this wonderfully sunny day. Wow! Tons of sun and (somewhat) mild air!
Low clouds are starting to sneak in on Cape Cod, and I think they'll continue so slither in overnight on a light ESE breeze. They'll most likely settle in for the night inside I-128, so many of us will wake to mostly cloudy skies.
While we may start Black Friday gray, it won't stay that way. More sunshine will chase away the clouds, although I'm thinking clouds will still be a feature in the sky. Temperatures hardly budge, but I think we'll spread those mid 50s a little farther north tomorrow.
Then the "event horizon" approaches on Saturday. Sure, it's just a measly cool front with a few scattered light showers, but it also is the catalyst for a complete pattern change over much of the Northeast. After Saturday, we'll be hard-pressed to get out of the 40s for the forseeable future AND we'll have to watch each and every storm for accumulating snow or mix as it moves near New England.
One such storm system was slated to arrive by Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. However, some of the latest weather maps are now saying we may just see some flurries as it passes well to our south! While this signal was first shown in last night's runs, this morning's run confirmed (and built upon) it. And while I hesitate to jump on one model run, two makes a trend...and starts to confirm a forecast.
That's why you don't see much in the way of crazy weather by middle of next week. That said, things are much colder too, and a little wiggle in the track could mean we're seeing accumulating snow all through Massachusetts. We'll keep you apprised.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!