The South has been pestered by a couple of wintry systems in the last week. Another one is scooting off the Carolinas this evening. To the north, a brisk wind in the mid and upper atmosphere is drawing moisture up into New England. It spells a little light snow overnight and into the early morning hours across Eastern Mass.
So for that reason, don’t you go calling this little weather system a storm. I might have to correct you in public. It’s far from stormy tonight and tomorrow. This setup will not make for a tough commute either. It’s on its way out first thing tomorrow morning with increasing sun and….and…
…a shot at 32° tomorrow!
Call the neighbors.
Overall, the pattern is cold, but since this system moves through tonight, the temperatures will be held in the upper 10s. Put some sun on that, and we have a shot at freezing temperatures and more melting in the afternoon (at least in direct sunlight).
Yes, the sun does make a huge difference in the temps this time of year. Take today for example. -17 in Norwood this morning, and 18 above by afternoon: a whopping 35 degree turnaround. Imagine if we started near 0 or 10 or 15. Serious mayhem may ensue.
Goes quiet for the rest of the week. I’m advertising the weekend as pleasant. With highs only near 30 both days, you probably think I’m out of my gourd. But hear me out: without a stiff wind and full sun, it’ll feel like 40s both Saturday and Sunday no matter what the thermometer says.