One Way Street

Wow… it was one heck of a day yesterday with a ton of sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 60s for most. Unfortunately, for many of us, it’ll be the last time we see numbers like that for a while as the road into the future only goes in one direction. That road leads us to a much cooler pattern by the second half of the weekend and through much of next week.

Let’s talk Turkey shall we?

Clouds early this morning across Southeast Mass and near the coast of eastern Mass will tend to drift west through the day, providing the coolest conditions across eastern Mass as morning sun fades behind clouds. Inland, the cloud advancement holds off longer, with many locations outside the 495 belt enjoying sunny skies through midday. Temps this afternoon range from near 50 at the coast to 55-60 deep inland, where the sun holds on the longest. Winds are onshore too, and eventually that onshore wind brings in enough low level moisture tonight for spotty drizzle/light showers.

As a cold front advances in here by early tomorrow, a band of showers works in predawn and around sunrise. As colder air also moves in, a burst of locally heavier rain turns to locally heavier snow across the hills of NW CT and western MA. Up to a few inches may fall in the Berkshires with up to 6″ or more possible across the higher terrain of VT by Monday. Even in the Worcester Hills, by 8 or 9am, rain showers turn to snow showers, although there, accumulations would be minor. The overall flavor of the day tomorrow is a chillier one with limited rain after 9am. A gusty wind develops too as southwest winds gust 30-40mph. A leftover rain or snow shower can’t be ruled out tomorrow afternoon, but we’ll catch our dry hours in there too. Temps tomorrow afternoon range from the upper 30s in the higher terrain to mid 40s at the coast.

Monday is a chilly day with mostly cloudy skies, a gusty wind and highs struggling to crack 40.

Travel weather looks good Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 40s. Highs stay in the 40s Thanksgiving and black Friday, however a few showers may work back in. Overall, the pattern past Thanksgiving is a colder and stormier one for much of the nation as we head into December.

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