The Downside Of Spring-like Weather
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Rather busy in the weather center this morning. It's not often one tracks a nasty squall line on the last day of January but we had one this morning. Numerous reports of wind damage with gusts in excess of 60mph and even a gust to 81mph at the Blue Hill Observatory. In fact, many cities & towns had stronger wind gusts from this storm than Hurricane Sandy.
The good news is that the threat for damaging wind has passed and now we focus on a return to a winter pattern---one without squall lines! This system pushed temps up near 60 early this morning but just like that is taking the spring preview with it--out to sea. Afternoon temps will be cooler than where we are this morning but thermometers in the mid 40s at 2pm will still be above normal for this time of year. A chilly wind will take some of that mild feel out of the air. Plan on sunshine with a few clouds during the afternoon.
Cold & dry weather sweeps back into New England tonight and is with us to start off February. Temperatures tomorrow morning will be in the low 20s and afternoon highs will struggle to find the low 30s. #Reality. The weekend will offer seasonably cold weather both days with the risk of some light snow/flurries on Sunday. More on that tomorrow.