Hope You Enjoyed It
Posted by Chris Lambert
Not that it was a spectacular weekend... but at least it was mild, and with temps near 50 degrees this afternoon, and even a few breaks in the overcast, it turned out to be a fairly nice day.
We've had it easy over the last week. No shoveling and no shivering. Tomorrow will be the last day to enjoy the mild weather before the slide down begins. The slide is gradual through mid-week, with notably colder by Friday morning, before we fall in the depths of a mid winter's grip the week after.
With the mild weather tonight, comes the fog again. Locally dense with patches of mist, and that'll continue through mid morning Monday. As a cool front comes in, a few light showers fire as well near daybreak tomorrow and continue through the early morning commute. In the afternoon, some sun gradually breaks out from NW to SE, but it takes nearly all day for some sun to appear across southeast Mass. Temps reach the low 50s by midday and fall back quickly near sunset.
More clouds dim out the sun Tuesday and Wednesday, with perhaps a rain or snow shower each day well south of Boston, near Buzzard's Bay or over the Cape and Islands. The best chance of seeing more sun is the farther north of the Pike you go.
Still applies..... Long range forecast models have been remarkably consistent in showing high pressure building in over the Arctic in the Jan 21st-25th timeframe. When this occurs, the brutally cold air across the Arctic and in northern Canada gets dislodged, and pushes south. This go around, it appears the Midwest and Northeast will be in the path of some of the coldest air we've seen in a couple of years. It was two years ago on January 24th that Boston had a high of 13 and a low of -2. Time will tell if we can challenge those numbers. Forecasting patterns 8-12 days certainly can be challenging, but the signals for cold air are there.
Whether we near those icy numbers or not, at least I'm more optimistic for those backyard skating rinks making a marvelous comeback. I'd use the afternoons this mid week coming up to freshen them up and pour more water on top. They will freeze solid with colder days ahead!