Posted by Chris Lambert
After another cold start, what a recovery we had this afternoon with temperatures running in the middle 50s! With sunshine and light winds, the weather felt much better today, compared to the last couple of days.
We'll keep the clear skies this evening, only to see clouds gradually increase late overnight. By tomorrow morning, it's cloudy with a few raindrops falling across SE Mass as well. I wouldn't rule out a few sprinkles tomorrow morning along the I-95 stretch from Boston to Providence, but the best chance for steadier rain in the morning will be from New Bedford to Plymouth and points southeast through the Cape and Islands. The rain there will taper off in the afternoon, and for most areas, a cloudy start transitions to partly sunny skies. Temps tomorrow range from the upper 50s northwest of Boston, to mid 50s in the city to near 50 by late-day across SE Mass. Coolest there thanks to slower clearing trend.
That storm gets kicked out to sea by a cold front moving into the area. Don't worry, the cold front isn't as powerful as the last one. However, I still think we'll see a shot of chilly air Friday night and early Saturday morning. Despite starting off Saturday in the upper 20s and lower 30s, and with a breeze, we will see improvements by the afternoon. Thanks to sunny skies and lighter winds, temperatures rise to near 50 by the afternoon with a more comfortable feel to the air.
Sunday is even better temperature-wise. We'll start the day with some clouds, maybe even a sprinkle first thing in the morning, but that moisture is associated with a warm front. As the front passes, clouds thin out and with winds out of the south, we'll warm up to near 60 degrees.
60s are still in the forecast for Monday and the Sox opener, however, beyond Monday, the temperature forecast gets tricky.
This time of year, we're susceptible from "backdoor cold fronts" (fronts that come in from the north or northeast instead of the west). Indications are, one of these fronts drop in either Tuesday or Wednesday, and that puts a halt to any warm-up. In fact, by mid-week next week, you'll likely see 40s and 50s across New England while places like Pittsburg, PA or Washington D.C. have 70s to near 80. If that front can stay north, then we'd be there too. I'm just not optimistic on that happens as of now. I'll leave it cool.