DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 12-16)
Quick update this morning as I’m making no changes to yesterday’s discussion. Our brief shot of anomalous warmth is about to end, but the overall mild pattern still hangs on for a while, although you will feel some January chill again before the conclusion of this 5-day period. Showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will traverse the region early this morning before exiting west to east by later morning. This will be replaced with drier but windy weather for the balance of the day, but since the temperatures hung in the 60s overnight, we’ll still have that warmth around this morning before we slide back to the 50s this afternoon. High pressure to the north of New England will help cooler air filter into the region tonight and Monday, and its position will allow winds to come around to east and perhaps create a few rain/snow showers favoring Cape Ann and Cape Cod by later Monday The active pattern continues as then we will be impacted by 2 low pressure systems before this 5-day period is over, the first being a disjointed system with energy passing by both to the north and to the south of southeastern New England, setting up a risk of rain showers late-day and evening on Tuesday. The second system looks slightly more potent and should have a stronger low pressure area heading from the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes toward northern New England by Wednesday night and Thursday with an episode of rain. Depending on timing of end of precipitation and arrival of cold air during Thursday, we may have to watch for a flip to snow showers before that system departs. Being several days away it’s too soon to know for sure how that will play out. Forecast details…
TODAY: Mostly cloudy through mid morning with showers and possibly a thunderstorm, some which may have powerful wind gusts. Clearing midday and afternoon. Highs 60-67 morning, cooling to 50s afternoon. Wind SW 15-25 MPH with higher gusts, shifting to W.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows 27-34. Wind NW 10-20 MPH early, diminishing overnight.
MONDAY: Variably cloudy. A few rain/snow showers possible Cape Cod & Cape Ann. Highs 35-42. Wind N up to 10 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 28-35. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs 38-45. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35-42. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs 44-51. Wind S 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Rain likely. Lows 37-44. Wind SE 10-20 MPH.
THURSDAY: Cloudy morning with rain, possibly ending as snow showers. Clouds/sun afternoon. Temperatures 37-44 early then slowly falling. Wind W to NW 15-25 MPH.
DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 17-21)
Fair, chilly January 17. Storm system likely impacts the region January 18-19 with rain/mix/snow, details to be worked out. Fair, seasonably cold weather returns January 20-21 behind that storm system.
DAYS 11-15 (JANUARY 22-26)
The active weather pattern will continue with one or two precipitation threats and colder air around, so additional snow/mix will likely be involved with these threats.