Forecast discussion: We will be ending 2012 tonight with a mild night, along with a few passing flurries and snow showers during the midnight hour. The showers will only last for a couple of hours, so it will not cause any trouble if you are heading to any First Night activities in Boston this evening.
As we move into 2013, we will see another day like yesterday. We will see more clouds than sunshine, with temperatures barely making it above freezing. This will be due to a polar front which will pass through New England late tomorrow afternoon. We will feel the temperature difference by tomorrow night. Early Wednesday morning’s temperatures will be in the teens, and if we have any wind, it will make it feel like the single digits.
This cold air will remain over Southern New England right into the end of the week. Warmer air will return for the overnight hours by the weekend, as our low temperatures rise into the lower 20’s. High temperatures will feel balmy by next Monday, as high temperatures reach the upper 30’s. Due to the jet stream’s current position, we will not see any storm systems in New England for the rest of the week.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and mild with a low of 29. There may be some passing snow showers around midnight.
New Year’s Day: Partly sunny and windy with a high of 35. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 15-20 mph. Wind chills will make it feel like the lower 20’s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy and colder with a low of 15. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 29.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy and cold with a low of 12.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high of 29.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy and still cold with a low of 20.
Friday: Partly sunny. Highs 30-33, lows 14-17.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 31-34, lows 17-20.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 34-37, lows 21-24.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 38-41, lows 25-28.