We're All Over the Place
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Chilly, foggy morning, then a milder afternoon. But thanks to the heavy overcast, the temperature jump was a little tardy today. It's just now that we're climbing into the low and mid 50s...but here's the catch: we're not seeing those numbers drop all that much tonight.
Balmy readings in the low/mid 50s go all the way back to Buffalo! We'll "bask" in those mild readings tonight as the wind stirs and showers move our way. Wet weather can be expected first thing tomorrow before the door slams shut and winter makes a brief comeback. (Read: just for a day.)
Don't go to work or school tomorrow thinking the mild air will hold throughout the day. As the upper atmosphere's temperatures crash, so will ours by afternoon and evening. Wind chills will make it feel like upper 20s to low 30s by the evening drive.
After Thursday's return to reality, we'll moderate the temperatures throughout the weekend. This comes with a batch of wet weather though - one of many that will pester us through Tuesday.
Also next week: even milder air. Highs will soar into the 60s (!!!) on a gusty southwest wind before the cold air rushes back in (again) by midweek. Is this the last round of mild air? Not sure about that. There is no long-term deep-seated cold settling in (yet). Seems that every time we cool down, temperatures warm up before the precipiation arrives.
We'll see how it pans out in the weeks ahead.