Good morning everybody, amazing how some of us saw strong gusty winds while others saw zilch, especially in sections of the valley floor this morning.
That’s the power of temperature inversions. You can have a screaming low level jet blowing 50-70mph not even a mile up, but if temps are higher aloft than they are at the surface, that wind isn’t making it to the ground.
The folks above 1500 feet, generally, had a different story to tell, with plenty of mild southwest wind this morning.
Regardless, as the line of showers preceding our cold front this morning continues to truck east, everybody will see westerly winds gust 35-45mph as the sun comes out late this morning, afternoon and evening.
Wind Advisories continue until 4pm.
Our (record) highs have been reached today, and temps will fall into the 40s in the valley by evening, and the upper 30s in the Berkshires and SVT.
Sunshine will develop later this morning and into the afternoon from west to east, though clouds will be tougher to dry up in the mountains west of I-91 in western CT, western MA, SVT, and eastern NY.
Lows tonight will bottom out into the low to mid 20s. Our westerlies should dry up the surface and prevent black ice from being an issue on roads, but any puddles in your driveways, walkways, etc., will freeze up solid overnight, so step carefully tomorrow morning when you head out the door.
For Monday, high pressure noses in from the north, producing partly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 30s – seasonable! Lows will dip into the upper 20s as clouds increase.
Tuesday will see mostly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. A few scattered showers will be possible late, maybe mixed with snow in SVT and SWNH.
Scattered showers continue at night as a warm front lifts through with lows in the mid 30s.
For Wednesday, sunshine! And pretty mild for a day, highs will be well into the 40s across the region.
Another storm system will track west to east into New England Wednesday night, and we should be just cold enough to start as a period of snow into early Thursday morning before changing to rain on Thursday.
Behind this storm system, Winter returns.
Highs on Thursday will be in the 35-40 degree range, and then westerly winds will gust over 30mph at night, with temps plummeting into the teens for a wintry, blustery night.
By Friday, cold Canadian air is in place, and highs will only be in the 20s with northwest winds gusting to 30mph, producing wind chills in the teens. Get ready, people!
Clouds will increase Friday night with snow possible on Saturday, but timing, duration, precip type changes will all need to be refined as we get closer.
For now, a winter storm is looking probable for the first part of the upcoming weekend, but I will need time to iron out the details and get those to you.
Have a great day, and get outside this morning!! As you can see our cold front is slicing into central NY, so these temps are going bye bye.
Stay tuned for future weather updates! Thanks!