It’s hard to believe, after a day like today, that it’s even possible to see temperatures drop by 20-30 degrees in just a few days.  That’s one of the things that I love about weather; we can always be sure that it’s ever-changing.

Before we have to break out the heavy coats and gloves though, let’s enjoy a few more days of the mild weather.  What do you say?!

We start of the work week with weather much like Sunday:  Highs in the mid to upper 50s, light winds, partly cloudy to mostly clear skies.  By Wednesday, I’m sure we’ll all be thinking the dreaded “Polar Vortex” that everyone has been over-hyping isn’t actually moving in.  However, that colder air is inevitable, and it’s building to our west as I type.

The first arctic front of the season moves in late-day Wednesday.  Highs should still top out in the mid 50s, but the temps will really crash overnight.  Thursday and Friday we’re stuck mainly in the 30s, and will struggle to make it to 40°!  Yes – it is a cold blast, and yes it is arctic air, but we have to remember it’s not a storm!  We’re not talking about a pending blizzard or a nor’easter here, just much colder temperatures.  The reason why this round of cold air is so significant is mainly because it’s the first round of frigid temps we’ve had since March, and we’re not alone in this bout of cold.  It wouldn’t be huge news if the cold was only dropping into New England, but this blast of arctic air is moving into the better part of the lower 48 states.

Generally speaking, our highs will drop by around 10-20 degrees from the beginning of the week to the end of the week.  Thursday night into Friday there’s a chance for some snow!  Nothing impressive, but a coating could be possible by the time we wake up on Friday morning.  Stay tuned for more on this…

The big question is, are you ready for winter???  I know most will give a resounding “NO!” which I would understand… but we can’t put the cold off forever, so why not just embrace it and start the preparations in the next few days.  I’ll see you in the coat department!  :c)  

– Bri

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