Chillin’ Out

The deeper we head into Fall, the more and more you expect cooler weather to return.  However, for many of us, this is about as cool as it gets for mid October.  We even saw some flakes/sleet pellets with a few instability showers northwest of Boston yesterday afternoon and early evening.  In the meantime, many ski resorts from VT to ME picked up a bit of natural snow, enough to whiten the ground. 

Back in Southern New England, low temps this morning reached 28 in Worcester and 34 in Boston.  For both cities, it was the coolest air since early April. That 34 was 3 degrees shy of the record of 31 in Boston and with a high of only 46 expected this afternoon, it may just sneak past the record coldest high of 45, set in 1898.  

The cold gets colder tonight as widespread freeze warnings are in place across eastern Mass, including the Cape and the Vineyard.  Lows tonight will range from the low to mid 20s away from the coast, to the upper 20s and lower 30s along the coast, including Boston. If you brought in those plants/flowers last night, you’ll have to do it again tonight.  Temps by tomorrow night remain above freezing. 

Longer range, I don’t see this kind of cold returning over the next 10 days as 50s and 60s dominate the forecast by day.  I don’t see much rain either.  There may be a spot shower Tuesday in northern Mass/Southern NH, and we could catch a passing shower or two Thursday, but no major storms expected through next weekend. 

Have a great Sunday and go Pats!!!!!!!!!!!   Good day for the crock pot to be in action prepping for tonight’s big game. 

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