Temperatures yesterday were at least 10 degrees below average and with the wind it certainly felt like a January day. We are in the final couple of days of astronomical autumn with winter beginning Friday evening.
Mother Nature doesn't really get that it's supposed to be cold on the first day of winter. Instead, we have a new storm system that will bring plenty of moisture along with very mild air. We're going to increase temperatures this afternoon by just under 10 degrees from yesterday and will add to that during the day tomorrow. Without much wind either day, it will feel quite nice in the sun during the afternoon.
On Friday a strong southerly flow will bring copious moisture through the atmospheric column and this means rain. Unfortunately the rain will fly up into Northern New England as well. Temperatures are going to reach through the 50s and a 60-degree reading southwest of Boston is not out of the question.
The storm is going to move quite quickly and therefore the weekend is looking mainly dry. Any showers Saturday morning are followed by a mainly cloudy afternoon, but it's not going to surprise me if we see sunny breaks.
Sunday is a colder and brighter day and the dry weather should continue Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It continues to look like bare ground for Christmas, something that is more likely than not anyway — in spite of what the songs might say.
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Tuesday: Sunshine and chilly. Highs 30-35.
Tuesday Night: Clear and chilly. Lows 17-24.
Wednesday: Sun and cold. Highs in the upper 30s.
Thursday: Sunshine and not as chilly. Highs in the mid 40s.
Friday: Mild with showers, breezy. Highs in the 50s.
Saturday: Leftover showers possible, otherwise cloudy. Highs near 50.
Sunday: Mainly sunny and highs near 40.
Christmas Eve: Dry and chilly. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.
Christmas Day: Cold and bright. Highs 30-35.