Posted by Pete Bouchard
After an icy introduction to winter this morning (for some), the temps are on their way up...albeit slowly.
First sign of the shakeup: Boston jaunted from 38 to 45 within minutes as our wind turned from north to east/northeast. Although temperatures elsewhere hardly budged, it's a start...and a model to follow through the night.
Numbers are still around freezing in Greater Worcester as of this typing. Although that seems alarming with more light showers dancing around on radar, I'm not too concerned about it. With temperatures at or near freezing, there is likely to be very little (if any) additonal ice accumulation. The situation is different if you have supercooled (huh?) raindrops - like we did in the ice storm of 2008. When that's the case, ANY raindrops will cake on the ice.
But enough talk of ice. Rain and milder air is on the way. We're watching the storm move up from PA this evening. Once thought to be a major water maker, this storm looks much weaker now. First part of the day is filled with rain, but the second half is lighter fare: mist, drizzle and fog.
Won't see the sun until Wednesday, and it will be a welcome sight. Don't get too used to it though. We're in a stormy pattern and the next storm will be coming by Thursday night and Friday. Naw, no worries for ice (or snow) with this one either. The weather cycle has become very familiar this fall/early winter: cold and dry at first, then warming up enough for rain when a storm arrives.
And for that reason, Christmas looks brown and green this year.