Something For Everyone
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Showers are coming in overnight. Temperatures have been near freezing around Worcester, and although there may be some sleet or spotty glaze this evening, the temperatures will not cool off to create significant icing. In fact, the numbers may even trickle up a bit as somewhat milder air filters in.
Tomorrow is a hurry up and wait kind of day. A warm front will be stuck overhead and light onshore winds will feed the cloud deck over the Commonwealth. I'm not seeing a lot of hope for sun, but certainly a few rays could slice through the clouds by afternoon. Highs will be a lackluster 45-50.
Sunday is the turnaround. A good breeze from the southwest will boost VERY mild temperatures into New England. Sprinkled with a little sun, we could see highs near 60 by afternoon - esp. in a line from Boston to Providence. (Including The Razor.) By game time, we're still very balmy: upper 50s for tailgaiting, low 50s by the end of the 4th quarter.
Chilly air will swing in with a cold frontal passage on Monday, and it's run-of-the-mill cold through midweek...
...then, the shoe drops.
It now appears that the cold to come LATE next week will be the coldest so far this season, and perhaps even for the last couple of years. It's not looking like cold of record, but there may be some issues:
1) The flu will continue to spread like wildfire as people are driven indoors.
2) While not remaining in the deep-freeze, the cold will be persistent. Signs are pointing to below normal readings at least through the 25th.
3) The snowpack is gone...and won't return in the short term. Pipes could burst/water mains break as the frost goes deep into the ground.
Needless to say, this is some crazy weather. In the course of 6 days, we'll go from a high of 60 to 17. It'll be one heck of a weather ride.
Make it a good weekend!
And GOOOOOO PATSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!