Posted by Pete Bouchard
It was "only" 37 degrees today, but it felt t-shirt worthy after that blast of arctic air.
Goes to show that it only takes a change in wind direction (some of the time) to scour out the arctic air. With its departure, we're essentially back to normal and back to the pattern that dominated for the beginning of December....that being predominately mild temperatures and occasional jabs of...rain.
More on that in a minute. First off: the weekend. Seasonable mid 30s ought to do it with a good supply of sun on Saturday. Sunday is a lot cloudier and with a weak weather system zipping through, we'll see a few snowshowers both early (mostly around sunrise) and late (mostly after sunset). All told, Sunday night has the best chance for some accumulation, but we're not talking about a lot. It's a coating at best areawide.
Longer range, we're getting warmer. 40s will return by midweek, then it's over to upper 40s late week as a mild weather system jacks up the mild air and brings in the rain. Not a flooding rain at this point, but it will be enough to kick back those snowbanks - or even banish them all together in some parts of the Commonwealth.
Make it a good weekend!