It was a seasonably chilly day across the region. Temperatures were significantly colder than they were yesterday.
Overnight clouds increase and a light wintry mix will move in. Unfortunately, we may see some impacts on the Thursday morning commute. If we see impacts it will likely be in Metro West, the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire – even there snowfall accumulations should generally be under 2 inches. Clouds and showers will continue into the afternoon as temperatures warm into the mid-40s.
Parts of New England reached the 60s on New Year’s Day. During the month of December, temperatures were 2.6 degrees above normal. More than half the days featured temperatures above average. This is a 180-degree change from last year. December 2017 featured temperatures, which were 4 degrees below normal!
You might remember, First Night Boston celebrations were scaled back because of the dangerous cold. Ice also covered the Charles River. That’s obviously not the case this year. There is no real cold air locked up in Canada, so it's likely that we stay unseasonably mild.
Sunnier, warmer weather will return on Friday. Temperatures should reach the upper 40s and low 50s during the afternoon.
The weekend should be a 50/50 split with a rainy Saturday and sun on Sunday. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 40s each day. We aren’t expecting significant amounts of rain on Saturday, but up to a half inch is possible.
Next week will turn slightly colder, which means our weather could become slightly more interesting. Some snow is possible between Monday night and Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be marginal, so it is way too early to discuss possible accumulations and who will see snow. Stay tuned!