Overnight low temperatures were just a sample of what’s to come in the mornings ahead:

Norwood  -5
Taunton     -4
Bedford    -2
Worcester  0
Falmouth    3
Lawrence   4
Boston       6

Expect the numbers to be equally cold tonight under clear skies and a diminishing wind – for most. Breezes stay up throughout the Cape/Islands:

It’s no wonder the wind stays up there. Bitterly cold air sweeping over the relatively warmer ocean accelerates due to the temperature contrast.

Winds remain brisk through Friday. While not harsh and gusty, they will nag at you if you’re walking outside for several minutes. Saturday’s winds, however, will bring in the first batch of snowshowers since the storm. Not much in the way of accumulation expected across our area. By the wee hours Sunday morning, there could be as much as a coating to an inch throughout Greater Worcester as this model is suggesting:

In addition to the snowshowers and flurries, we’ll see a nice nudge upward in the temperatures. Highs will crack freezing on the heels of those southwest winds. Sunday’s colder ahead of another bump in the numbers on Monday.

Don’t read too much into this. Arctic air will not let go of New England easily next week. Although I’m beginning to wonder (not yet out loud) whether Old Man Winter is playing his final hand with the intense cold in the East.

Give me a couple of weeks to find my voice in this matter.


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