Shivering Cold

After holding back the cold for much of the workweek, we join the collective tonight as skies clear and the wind goes calm or light. For Boston, this will be our first legitimate shot at below-freezing temperatures this season. (See right.) For others in the suburbs, the deep freeze will harden the ground for the 1st time this season.

Suffice it to say, the growing season is done. We’re looking at a very November-like forecast this weekend too. Freezing mornings, bright afternoons – with the exception of Sunday. Clouds will fade in and out as a weak, dry weather system rolls through.

Monday’s our next chance at a storm. An attending warm front (see right) will try to push through – with limited success. Cape and Islands may make it to the 50s, but the rest of us will be treated to a cold rain and 40s…or 30s far northwest. Yes, there is a bit of concern for brief mid-morning icing along outer Rt. 2 and into Southern NH, but eventually the above-freezing air will win out.

Some of the coldest air with this outbreak will arrive in Southern New England midweek. Many of us will struggle to make freezing by then!

That’s why they call it Novemberrr.

Have a good weekend.

Pete