Yeah, Storm… You just go ahead and stay to the south this time around. We don’t want a repeat of last weekend!!! Though, we’re still stuck with the chilly temperatures… BUT things could always be worse! The same storm system that’s trying to throw some showers in our direction this evening, brought nearly 8" of snowfall to Toledo, OH! So, we aren’t the only ones stuck with Old Man Winter.
With that storm still quite close (but no cigar!) to New England, there’s a chance for some showers (and even some snowflakes) along the South Coast overnight tonight. However, it does stay well to our south – so most of us are in for dry weather tonight. Even for the spots that may see some drops/flakes tonight, no accumulation is expected. As that system pulls away, it’s going to leave us with some wraparound winds, coming out of the ENE. This wind, coupled with high astronomical tides, will lead to some minor coastal flooding/erosion. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from midnight through 5am Sunday. High tide will be between 2-3am, but the flooding concern is still there for two hours either side of high tide (hence the 12a-5a advisory time). Right around high tide, the wind will be more out of the north than the east, so the coastline along Cape Cod Bay will be most at risk (areas like Dennis, Sandwich, and Nantucket Harbor).
While we do have sunshine in store for Sunday, it’s still very chilly. Temps will top out in the mid to upper 40s for most. Seriously though, can we please get some 70s back in this forecast?? I feel ya! Getting that snow last weekend really felt like a set-back to spring. Trying to get out for a run in these last training days before the Boston Marathon has been a struggle for me! But it does look like our winter-like pattern will begin to break down this week, taking us back to more seasonable weather (highs in the 50s with April showers from time-to-time).
The Red Sox Home Opener on Monday looks decent: Chilly, a bit breezy, a possible sprinkle or shower, but decent. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s with a SW breeze from 15-25mph. You’ll need a jacket if you’re going to Fenway for the game, and feel free to treat yourself to a BALLPARK FRANK (or two)!!! Those "April showers" I mentioned will become more likely for Tuesday, especially later in the day.
Honestly – I’m most concerned with what the weather will be like a week from Monday! Of course, it’s Patriot’s Day and Marathon Monday, just 8 days away!! HOW did this sneak up on me?! Am I ready? I wish I felt more ready. I AM excited though… and nervous. Looking at the forecast 8 days out is really quite dangerous, because as we all know the weather in New England can change in an instant – so it’s guaranteed to change in the span of a week! BUT – looking that far out NOW – it looks a little too warm to run 26.2 miles; in the mid 70s. However, it also looks DRY, so very different from last year’s Marathon weather! Trust me, I’m going to continue to watch this day like a hawk, as I ice my bad knee. No matter what the forecast says though, Marathon Monday will arrive… and so will SPRING! What I’m trying to say is, we’re almost there. Remind me of that when I’m at mile 22. – Breezy