A Preview Of Spring
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
A week ago today I blogged about our coldest day of the winter with daytime highs only in the teens. What a difference a week makes as we will chase record highs across the northeast. Many towns are already starting the day at normal *high* temp levels--mid 30s--and we will only go up from here reaching the 50s by afternoon. In fact, our temperatures will be even warmer overnight tonight with many towns between 55-60!
To get all this warm (and fuzzy) air will require some work and that takes place in the form of wind. Not much wind this morning but during the afternoon that wind will really crank between 20-30mph and by tonight expect that wind to gust between 40-50mph--highest in Plymouth/Bristol counties as well as Cape Cod. At those wind gusts (50mph), some wind damage--and power loss is likely tonight. Rain will also be an issue from midnight & beyond with numerous downpours. Most towns will pick up between 1-2" of rain by early Thursday morning.
Thursday starts stormy: Windy & rainy but after 9am, sunshine returns and that wind will settle just a bit. The temps also get an attitude adjustment with the numbers starting near 60 by 7am but then falling into the low 50s by late morning and then into the 40s by afternoon. Seasonably cold weather returns for Friday & the weekend.