Posted by Pete Bouchard
Even though the numbers took a hit today, we still managed to make the mid and upper 60s Metrowest and southwest of the city. But tonight, a cooler airmass is seeping in for the long haul, and the 60s will take a back seat for a while.
Thunder was erupting across New York State this afternoon, along with some imbedded heavy rain. Our name is all over that wet weather as a weak low pressure system ripples along a stalled front tonight. I'm not warm and fuzzy about the idea of thunder around here, however. With a dominate east/southeast wind, the storms should fade as they move into Mass. overnight.
Tomorrow's a gloomy day with a few sprinkles here and there. Highs struggle through the 40s, but we may still top out near 50 away from the coast.
Friday's storm will come at a bad time. Cold air will bring reinforcements through Thursday night and early Friday. Temperatures fall enough for us to bring out the special winter maps:
It's not enough for accumulation in our viewing area, but it's certainly enough to get your attention. Sleet is simply ice pellets - the kind that bounce off the windshield - NOT a glazing ice like freezing rain. It's appearance should be brief in the morning, and vanish by afternoon as the "warmer" air moves in. Up to 1" of rain may fall with this storm by the time the last drops fall by Saturday morning.
Speaking of the weekend, there's plenty of room for improvement. We'll be bathed in sun, but the temps won't move a lot. Generally near 60 both days.
NEXT week is when we turn the corner...and I'm not talking about the final leg of the Marathon. (That looks fine with a welcoming, cool sea breeze in the city at the finish line.) Tuesday and Wednesday could feature the warmest temps of the season! Before you go 'naysayin', keep in mind that yesterday we were in the upper 70s across parts of SE Mass....and that was without even trying.