Cooldown of Sorts
Posted by Pete Bouchard
In this blocking pattern, oddities abound. Take for instance the upper-level steering. Our systems are now coming from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. So instead of tracking storms from NY and PA, I'm looking at the likes of Halifax and Fredricton - both maritime climates (heavy foreshadowing here).
So what's in the pipeline? A cool batch of air zipping down along the Maine coastline. We've had our eyes on it for a few days now. It's on track to sweep through late tomorrow, and although it looks to pass through with nothing more than a sprinkle in Western Mass, it will promise to drop the temperatures late day. We're not talking about a simple sea breeze here. This cooldown will be marked by a stiff northeast wind and a drop of 10-15 degrees by evening. So after a nice, rosy high of 65 or 66, Boston will crumble to the low 50s by 7-8 pm. Brr...
After a cool (maritime-like) high of only 60 on Friday, the temperatures will recover by the weekend. And we'll stay high and dry. Speaking of, things are getting kind of dry in some places. Trees and shrubs are budding, lawns are greening and they're all looking for water. I don't have any of that coming from our Maritime friends to the northeast, but there may be a shot next week.
In the meantime, it might be wise to dig out the hose.