Forecast: 'Perfect Mid-November Day'

While the end of the week is going to feel more like Thanksgiving, this afternoon is going to be more like Columbus Day. Our morning low temperatures will rapidly recover and we should be near 60 for your lunchtime hour. (It might be presumptuous to assume you get an hour). This mild weather is in stark contrast to the cold and snow going on across much of the Rockies where wind chill readings have been below zero and over a foot of snow has fallen in some locations.

This colder air is moving eastward and eventually our mild air will be replaced by much colder conditions. Temperature this weekend will be 20-25 degrees colder than we are seeing today and if you haven’t moved houseplants inside yet, you best do it before the weekend when a hard freeze is likely even in Boston.

High pressure pushes off the coast today while a cold front moves east on Wednesday. Behind this front, colder air will arrive in several pieces. Unlike the arctic air over the western part of the country which arrived in a matter of hours, our trend to cold conditions will take place over several days. It won’t be until sometime Sunday when we realize the coldest air in this set up. Next week there is the chance for some rain or snow depending on the track of any ocean storms.

Tuesday: Sunny. A perfect mid-November day. Highs in the lower 60s.

Tuesday night: Clouds increase. Not very cold with lows in the 40s.

Wednesday: A few early pre-sunrise showers. Otherwise lots of clouds and a shower possible late in the day. Highs of 54 to 59.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and chilly with highs in the mid 40s.

Friday: Partly sunny with highs of 40 to 45.

Saturday: Sunny with a high near 40.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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David Epstein Meteorologist
David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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