Posted by Pete Bouchard
Cold sliced right through you today. Thank goodness the breezes were light too. While afternoon temperatures held near freezing, it felt much cooler out there.
Part of the reason for that was the nature of the airmass. This batch of air was festering for a few days across the cold tundra of Northern Ontario - what we call the sub arctic. Then it bled down into New England last night and this morning, coming to a rest across Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod. But don't you cry tonight, (GNR fans), we're only falling into the low and mid 20s (could be worse), and the arctic air will be in full retreat this weekend.
Thing of it is, we have to bring in some light snow to warm it up. That's tomorrow's forecast. With an east/southeast breeze, the best chance for accumulating snow will be across the hills of Worcester county:
All told, not a big deal for many folks, but around Worcester, there might be enough to slicken the roads. It's the east wind that will help the snow grow. As it ascends into Worcester county, it will create more snowshowers, whereas Greater Boston will stay with flurries - or, as the temps warm in the afternoon - sprinkles.
Merely a speed bump in the road to warmer temperatures. By Tuesday, we could be knocking on the door of 60 degrees!! And the long range (into late next week) still looks mild. Will we have a brown Christmas again this year? Keep this up and the answer will be obvious.
Make it a good weekend!