After a brief flirting with winter on Monday, winds have turned to the southwest and much milder air has infiltrated New England. Where it was in the 20s on Monday, it is now in the 40s this morning. Also, it only reached the 40s Monday, and today, temperatures will reach the 60s in some areas.
While today will be much warmer, it will also be cloudy and windy. Over Cape Cod, there is a wind advisory, where wind gusts could near 40 miles per hour in the afternoon. This can bring down some tree limbs and even larger branches, which could potentially cause a scattered power outage or two.
Sunshine will be most abundant south of the Mass Turnpike, where it will also be the mildest. Low to mid 60s is the general range of temperatures expected this afternoon.
There are some showers to the north this morning along the border with New Hampshire, but the showers will weaken and end, likely within the next hour.
A nearby boundary of air masses on Wednesday will keep the clouds in the area and things a bit cooler along the coast. I don’t expect Boston to hit 60 degrees Wednesday, but areas just away from the coastline and especially the southwestern suburbs should.
On Thursday, a surge of warmer air pushes our temperatures back near 70 in the afternoon with a lot of clouds and perhaps a shower.
Cooler temperatures return for the weekend, but with the exception of a few colder spots Saturday morning, frosty conditions won’t be seen. Presently, there doesn't seem to be any significant rain for the foreseeable future.
Today: Mostly cloudy, some sunny periods especially south, with a high 60-65.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday: Lots of clouds, slightly cooler. Highs 58-63.
Wednesday night: A slight chance of showers before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. A light southeast wind comes, along with a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
Thursday: Lots of clouds and milder. Highs 65-70.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 55.
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