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Forecast: Seasonably Cold Weather For Now

This morning we find cold air across the region with temperatures in the teens and 20s. Cold air is heavier than warm air and although there will be plenty of sunshine today it will take all day for this chilly stuff to erode.

While late this afternoon readings will only get near 40 degrees, overnight temperatures won't go down very much, if at all. There's a lot of mild our to our west and a small piece of this will move into southern New England for Wednesday. As this happens, temperatures will actually go up overnight. When you get up Wednesday morning it will be warmer than it will be all afternoon today. We should get into the mid-50s for Wednesday's maximum temperatures.

Temperatures will be about 10 degrees above average Wednesday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Temperatures will be about 10 degrees above average Wednesday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

A cold front passes offshore Wednesday evening and this ushers in more seasonable air for the rest of the week and into the weekend. The dry pattern is going to continue with one small exception Thursday night and early Friday when there could be a shower. It wouldn't surprise me, however, if no one sees any rain.

Bigger Cold Coming

The first weekend of December is looking typical with highs in the 40s and overnight lows in the 20s to around freezing. I will let you know that a much colder pattern is going to take place for the second half of December. The exact day the cold air arrives is still quite questionable but sometime during the third week of the month, temperatures are going to go below average and stay that way likely through New Year's.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Tuesday: Sunshine and cold to start, but warming to 38-43 in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy with lows early in the upper 30s, then warming to the 40s by morning.

Wednesday: Sunshine, breezy and milder. Highs in the 50s.

Thursday: Sunshine followed by clouds. Highs in the mid-40s.

Friday: A morning shower, otherwise, mainly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Saturday: Partly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the mid 40s.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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