From the deep freeze to spring-like warmth, the Boston area is now going to see temperatures return to more seasonable levels.
But first, today is going to be mild day for mid-February. If you're like me and still have some snow left in the yard, it will keep melting today. Amazingly, many places lost a lot of their snow in the past 24 hours, something that was well predicted by the computer models.
As high pressure builds later today, an air mass from Canada will lower temperatures. This high ushers in seasonable air for tomorrow with highs only in the 30s, typical for the third week of the month.
A few rain or snow showers may occur Friday night and Saturday morning as another push of unseasonably mild air arrives for the weekend. This continues the pattern of winter not being able to hang on very long when it does occur. If you think about the entire winter so far, there’s been very little prolonged cold or snow.
The weekend tranquility continues into early next week, and by then nearly all the snow will be gone and the ground will continue to be unfrozen. I suspect some early spring bulbs to start blooming in Boston especially against brick buildings.
The next chance of rain or snow arrives during the middle of next week. This storm is still a week away, and therefore it might not even occur. But until then, there won’t be any significant weather.
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Today: Mostly sunny and continued mild for February. Highs in the 40s.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and colder. Lows 22-29.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
Friday: Sunny, the clouding up late with a high near 38.
Saturday: Early rain and snow showers, then partly sunny and milder. Highs 42-47.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and mild. Highs 45-50