Winter certainly has a grip on the Northeast in terms of cold air. However, we will continue to have a snowfall deficit. In fact, we should remain precipitation-free for at least the next five days.
The normal highs for the Boston area at this point in time are in the mid-30s. Most locations will stay in the 20s through the weekend, even with sunshine. A gusty northwest wind will make it feel even colder, with readings in the single digits and teens on the wind chill chart.
The weather synopsis is that we have a large cold Canadian high pressure in control at the surface. Aloft, at the jet-stream level, winds are northwesterly. This means cold, dry weather this time of year. There is a weak storm scooting by well to the south that will bring some light snow to parts of the Mid-Atlantic states. The northern extent will only make it to southern New Jersey Saturday night and early Sunday.
The coldest day of the next five will be Sunday. If you are heading out to see the Patriots take on the Chargers, bundle up. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Expect the temperature to be around 24 degrees with wind chills in the mid-teens.
Being that we are past the winter solstice, some good news is that our length of daylight is increasing. Today our sunrise is 7:12 a.m. and sunset is at 4:32 p.m. but we will gain almost two minutes per day through Jan. 25.
Today: Sunny, windy, colder than normal. High 28. Wind chills in the teens.
Tonight: Clear, breezy and very cold. Low of 13. Wind chills 0-10.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 28.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and will continue to be dry. Highs in the mid-20s.
Monday: Sunny and cold. High 32.
Tuesday: Mixed sun and clouds. More seasonable. Highs near 35.