Forecast discussion: After some dense fog Sunday morning, we did see a little sunshine through the day in eastern Massachusetts. That little bit of sunshine allowed our temperatures to reach the upper 40’s in the capital city. However, the extremely mild weather will be coming to an end by tomorrow afternoon.
With the mild temperatures this evening, a Dense Fog Advisory will be in effect once again until 9 A.M. on Monday. We will also see some drizzle and a possible passing shower by the morning commute. So, please take extreme caution if you have to drive this evening and in the morning.
A cold front bringing thunderstorms to the Southeast U.S. right now will be moving into New England tomorrow afternoon. We will begin to see colder air come from behind the front, as lows Monday night return to more normal conditions. Temperatures will struggle to stay above freezing. Also, the front will bring some snow showers and possible sleet by early Tuesday morning. However, any precipitation will end by Tuesday afternoon.
As we move into the middle of the week, I will be watching an area of low pressure moving off the coastline of North Carolina. This low may bring some rain showers Wednesday afternoon. However, the computer models suggest that the precipitation may stay along the south coast, and may not move inland. An area of high pressure will then build over New England on Thursday. However, temperatures will remain normal for mid-January, with highs in the middle 30’s and lows in the lower 20’s after Friday. There is the slight chance of some snow showers on Sunday, as a weak low pressure system forms off the Mid-Atlantic coastline. However, the low may stay far enough offshore that we see partly sunny skies only for Sunday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Drizzle with dense fog after midnight, with scattered showers by 4 AM. We will see a low of 44.
Monday: Dense fog burning off by mid-morning, with scattered showers ending by the early afternoon. We will see a high of 53 before temperatures fall into the 40’s in the afternoon. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 9-12 mph.
Monday night: Becoming cloudy with some possible snow showers mixed with sleet by 4 AM with a low of 30. Winds will come from the northwest at 7-10 mph.
Tuesday: Snow showers and sleet changing to rain showers ending in the early afternoon, followed by partly sunny skies and a high of 42.
Tuesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 30.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with possible rain showers in the afternoon and a high of 41.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with some passing flurries and a low of 31.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 41-44, lows 23-26.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 34-37, lows 25-28.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 35-38, lows 20-23.
Sunday: Partly sunny with possible snow showers. Highs 34-37, lows 21-24.