A Much Colder Monday


A weakening cold front is racing across New England from northwest to southeast on Monday.

Initially there are a few downpours of rain in Vermont early, but then only scattered showers as the front pushes across New Hampshire and Massachusetts towards Cape Cod late in the day.

High temperatures today well into the 50s south, falling through the 40s into the 30s well north and west.

Wind from the Southwest and west gusting past 25 mph. The record in Boston is 64 from February 29, 1880! We likely do not break that one. But in Portland, Maine (with so few February 29s to chose from) the record of 45 set back in 2004 is likely to fall.

Many records were set yesterday, from 74 at Palomar Mountain CA to 62 in Chicago. At the same time, we saw -20 in northern Quebec, and even a foot of snow for Jay Peak Vermont. It's a very tight temperature gradient from Canada to the US, with a fast jet stream bringing rapid fire changes this week.

Another cold front will racing tonight with a few more snow squalls for Vermont, but mostly a dry frontal passage for the rest of New England by dawn tomorrow.

It'll be much colder tomorrow with high temperature in the 30s to lower 40s from north to south. This guy should be bright with dry weather for voting in Vermont and Massachusetts.

Then another front arrives (we have a fast flow this week) Tuesday night with light snow developing far west and north by Wednesday morning.

It appears that a low-pressure system developing on that front will track up the Connecticut River Valley Wednesday afternoon and evening.

That means most of New England should see more rain than snow for Wednesday.

Rainfall amounts should be less than one inch, a thunderstorm is possible too.

Wind ahead of the front may reach speeds faster than 45 mph from the south.

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