The Countdown Is At 1
Posted by Chris Lambert
Winds gusted today 40-50 mph, but the trade-off was temperatures in the middle to upper 40s. We'll remain relatively mild overnight as temps hold in the mid 30s and the breeze continues out of the southwest, although, not nearly as strong as it was today.
It's another windy one tomorrow with gusts out of the west-southwest to 30-40mph. At least it'll be mild as well with early afternoon temps running in the mid 40s. As winds turn more west-northwest, colder weather pushes in fairly quickly in the evening. That means temps reach the mid 40s early in the afternoon at Gillette, fall to the low 30s at kickoff, and reach the upper 20s by the end of the game. It's not that it's brutally cold, but add in a stiff wind throughout the game, and wind chills will fall into the teens. This transition to colder weather marks the end of the warm weather as tomorrow is the only day left.
The peak of the cold reaches us Tuesday night-Thursday. That's when temperatures near 0 at night and highs struggle to get out of the teens.
Sometimes when we transition into and out of the depths of Arctic air, we manage to get snow. That will be the case this time too. The best chance for snow occurs late Monday night, into Tuesday morning. Most pick up a fluffy inch or two of snow, but there's the potential for several inches to fall across SE mass if the ingredients come together just right. Too early to get into exact snow amount details now, but it's something I am tracking.
The second system I'm tracking is for Friday, and that may produce a plowable snow for many of us if the track holds true to what models suggest today. You know that can change 6 days out, so I'll leave it as a "potential" for now.
Have a good weekend, and go Pats!