Posted by Pete Bouchard
This graphic speaks for itself:
We've waited almost 6 months for this weather in Boston. But patience is a virtue, and our moral excellence was justly rewarded with highs in the low 70s areawide. The exception was on Cape Ann and the immediate shore roads/coastal communities from Scituate to Cape Cod where the sea breeze snuffed out the warmup just as the thermometers were rounding 60.
Now, as the cooler air bleeds in over the next few days, the skies will become grayer and the showers more dominate. That in of itself will deflate the temperatures, but a cool east wind will jab us a little more. We'll be back in thick sweaters and coats by Friday morning.
It's also worth noting that the cold will be a little more substantial across Northern New England, so much so that some snow will be flying from Central VT/NH into Western Maine! We might even see some sleet pellets briefly pelt windshields in Southern NH on Friday morning. Later in the day, some milder air will make it in, but it'll be too late to save the day. Expect us to "top" out in the low 50s.
Weekend's brighter and slightly milder. You'll have to wait until Marathon Monday to see the real warmth surge back....however, that may not be music to the runner's ears. The only saving grace is the warmup will be a work in progress. We'll still wake to cool temps and by LATE day we'll reach those upper 60s.
Have at it!