The last time Boston had a temperature of 40° or warmer was back on January 19th (day after the AFC Championship)….44 days ago. At the risk of sounding like Neo (Matrix)…..that ends today. A warm front is to thank for that slump buster, the same warm front that produced 1-3″ of snow across the region last evening. Boston officially picked up 1.6″ of snow bringing the season total to 105.7–2.0″ shy of a new record.
No more snow today with temps heading for the low 40s. I’d like to say it’s the beginning of temps at least 40° for Boston but I can’t as more cold air is set to return late tonight. This time it will be a cold front that makes noise with some snow. This front will reach the south coast of New England and then stall for a day. A blob of moisture will ride along this front tomorrow (like a car on a highway) as cold air returns. Look for light snow to begin from Providence to Plymouth early tomorrow morning and continue for much of the day across SE MA. Farther north, I think only patchy light snow/flurries for Boston-Worcester and locations north of the Pike. See our *special* map for snowfall potential. In any event, Thursday is cold again with temps only in the 20s for daytime highs and this cold is quite bold by Friday morning with many cities & towns starting the day in the single numbers.
Dry weather will be the rule from Friday through the weekend and into next week across the region with a general warming trend–20s on Friday and 40s by early next week. Perfect when trying to melt 2-3 feet of snow!