We’re kicking of the middle of your workweek with some more seasonable temperatures and mellow weather. We’ll even lose much of our morning cloud cover seeing sunshine into the afternoon…it’s all very quiet & nice for mid-December. Then some MAJOR changes arrive as we head into your Thursday forecast. The arctic air that has built to our NW ushers in New England. This not only brings the coldest air of the season, it could be one of the coldest days of our entire winter (and a sharp contrast to last year at this time).
Temperatures tomorrow will be in the mid to low-20s for most, with temps falling into the upper teen by the evening commute. Strong winds out the the northwest won’t make tomorrow feel comfortable, and our winds will also continue to reinforce cold air. Thursday night into Friday morning will be the coldest time period over the next couple of days. While we could see record breaking cold Friday morning (record here in Boston is 1°), chances are we stay just a hair above our record near 5° Friday morning. Either way, we are talking about dangerous wind chills ranging between -10° to -20° Friday morning, with wind gusts up to 40 mph.
Our weather pattern doesn’t stop surprising us after our end of the week arctic blast! It seems that with all this cold air, we have to have some snow headed our way…well kinda. As our next storm system greets us Saturday, we’ll actually transitions over from snow to rain, with light scattered showers and drizzle into Saturday afternoon. Rain chances continue into Sunday, with high temperatures in the low-50s!! Yes, we’re going from single digits to near 50° in roughly 56 hours!
Plan ahead for cold weather by tomorrow!
Meteorologist Wren Clair