If you watched my forecast this morning, you saw a lot of "cooler" in quotes on my graphics.  I put the word "cooler" in quotes because it’s all relative, isn’t it?  When you’re coming off of 70° temps on Christmas Eve and 60s on Christmas Day – upper 40s, close to 50° will certainly feel "cooler" today.  However, it’s still "warm" for December standards.  The normal high for this time of year is 38° (for Boston).

Today will be the "coolest" day of the weekend.  We get another boost in temps tomorrow – but that’s thanks to a warm front that’s working through tonight, which also brings us rain.  The wet weather should hold off until after dark, and there could be some areas that get some downpours overnight.  Rain totals will be between 0.25" and 0.50" for most.  No snow with this one, at least not in Southern New England.  Snow will fly in N. NE though, so please keep that in mind for your travel plans over the next couple of days.  Some winter weather watches and warnings have been posted for Maine, VT and NH (see below). 

Highs tomorrow will top out in the upper 50s to near 60°… and then we turn the recent "warm weather" into "winter weather" next week.

Tuesday is the big "elephant in the room" on the extended forecast.  Well, we’ve been watching this "arrival of winter" for a few days now.  The cold is settling in for the start of the work week, and once it arrives it can sometimes be hard to kick out of here.  So, with the cold air in place and a storm system moving in – When the two collide we should see snow/ice/wintry-mix.  Timing is everything with this one, and temps overnight Monday will be cold enough for all of us to see snow at the onset of this system… BUT this system arrives with some warmer air upstairs, which could bring us freezing rain.  We still need to watch it closely.  Here’s something I AM certain of, though:  It will be tough travelin’ on Tuesday.

Happy Boxing Day!!  – Breezy

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