What Just Happened?!

Let’s all pause for a second (Kumbaya optional) and take stock in what has happened these past four days here in southern New England. We had a visit from the Polar Vortex on Saturday evening-Sunday with numerous records not broken but shattered….Boston’s coldest temp since 1957! So cold that peeps (myself included) tossing hot water into the air to create a cloud! Then, last evening we had snow, sleet and freezing rain across the region turning many roads, sidewalks & driveways into skating rinks overnight. For the closing act today, temps skyrocketed into the 50s thanks to a powerhouse storm in New York. That storm also produced a wall of heavy rain & strong winds late this afternoon with many towns having wind gusts at or over 50mph, for some, leading to power disruption. Whaddya say we let things simmah down for a few days?

That’s exactly what happens as the storm takes off for Labrador tonight. Behind this storm is not another batch of arctic air ready to flash us with bitterly cold temps. As skies clear tonight, the numbers will find a home in the mid 30s by early Wednesday and some locations west & north of town could see temps near 32 so watch out for some slick spots early tomorrow . Otherwise, a nice winter day is on tap with seasonably mild temps–low to mid 40s–under a partly sunny sky. Thursday & Friday offer more quiet weather but the temps correct a bit closer to normal for this time of year (mid & upper 30s)—great for any outdoor winter activities planned!

Enjoy your tacos.

~JR