Give it Time
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Bitterly cold temperatures this morning. Haven't seen the likes of this since...
...last winter. OK, that's not saying much, but in some cases - at Blue Hill (2°) and Pepperell (-8°) it was the coldest in two years! The senior weather spotters we have in our collective remember when mornings like this were common in winter.
So am I pro-snow/cold or pro-warm/no snow? I am neither. I enjoy the best of every season. But as a go-between, I'll tell you that there are few subjects in weather that are more divisive.
For the warm weather fans, the arctic air is already in retreat. Won't really notice it tonight, since temperatures will still bottom out in the teens. By morning, however, we should bounce back to the 20s. And although the arctic air peels back, it's not like we're rocketing into the 40s and 50s anytime soon.
Through the weekend, we'll remain on the southernmost edge of the cold air. That leads to temperatures in the 30s and lows in the 20s. It's not until the middle of next week that we see the numbers respond to a shift in the jetstream and catapult us into the mid and upper 40s. It's not panic time for the outdoor ice rinks, as this warmup looks to last only into next weekend. Couple of rain events are in the pipeline too.