Yikes!  What a cold start to the day as many towns dipped into the teens.  That list includes Martha’s Vineyard at 14, Taunton, at 16 and Norwood at 17.

Despite the frigid start, we’ll do ok today as highs recovery back into the middle 40s.  The trade off today is milder air for more clouds, so it won’t be as bright as yesterday.

The increase of clouds today foreshadow the next storm to come as some precipitation breaks out predawn Monday morning (after 2AM).  The set-up is just cold enough for a brief period of a wintry mix outside 495 to occur near and just after sunrise Monday with any patchy sleet/freezing rain creating a few slick spots in Southern New Hampshire/Northern Worcester County.  Even there, it’ll turn to a mainly rain event for the afternoon, and certainly a rain event close to the coast as highs Monday warm well into the 50s across eastern Mass late in the day.  In fact, there will be a huge temp difference late tomorrow and tomorrow evening.  Numbers likely range from the upper 30s in interior Southern New Hampshire and northern Worcester County to the low 60s over Southeast Mass, where it’ll feel a bit balmy out.  With the warm air come the strong winds as southerly gusts burst to near 50 mph tomorrow late afternoon and evening over Southeast Mass.  Since the winds are from the south, coastal flooding is not a concern for the most part. Rain totals average near an inch and rain tapers off overnight Monday.  While rain is possible at anytime tomorrow, there may be a few lulls in the action during the afternoon, but expect wet roads and a slow commute for both the morning and evening.

Behind Monday’s storm, we await another blast of chilly air by mid November standards as a gusty west wind ushers in dropping temps Tuesday, and keeps it cold into Wednesday.  Wednesday morning likely features temps in the 20s and wind chills in the single digits!

Stay warm, have a great rest of the weekend, and go Pats!!!!!!

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