Posted by Pete Bouchard
Well, I thought we might see some sun today...and we did...for a whole 1-2 hours. In glimpses. Behind clouds.
While today was all about the dull overcast, tomorrow is all about the wind and rain. We have a wild day on tap as a Midwest storm sets its sights on New England. It's not the end of the world, but it is the first day of winter and oddly enough, we may christen it with a round of thunderstorms!
First off, the morning commute is full of light, scattered showers. The wind will ramp up, but it won't become problematic until we get near lunchtime. At that point, a fierce line of rain - and some imbedded storms - will march from west to east across the Commonwealth. We're primed for some strong wind gusts in that timeframe because a mini jetstream - with a wind core of 70-90mph - zooms by about 5,000 feet overhead. Yeah, that is kinda nutty...but not apocalyptic.
Then as quickly as it started, it will finish - no later than mid afternoon. Wind ramps down, the rain ends, and the skies may even clear a bit. It'll be like a summer squall line just marched through....on the 1st day of winter.
Long range, the atmosphere settles down. Might be a few snowshowers over the weekend as the cold takes hold. A peek into Christmas features a weak storm system rippling through New England. There is some speculation as to its strength, so we're plopping flakes on the 7 day with much trepidation. But to paraphrase Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber, I'm sayin' there's a chance.