Hang On For The ‘Wild Ride’

By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV
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It’s been quite a ride this week!

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We started the week with some cities and towns breaking records with high temperatures in the 60s and even 70s.

Watch Melissa’s forecast:

Now, we are talking about morning lows in the 20 and 30s and high temperatures that won’t even make it out of the 40s!

You have to love Fall in New England! ;)

As high pressure at the surface and ridging aloft settle in, these two features will provide us with a sunny Friday, but it’s going to be a cold one as cold air advection has taken place behind yesterday’s cold front.

The mercury will be stuck in the 44-50F degree range.

The Weekend: 

A gradual warming trend will be the ‘name of the game’ this weekend.

However, this will only last for a short 2-day stint.

Saturday will provide us with more sunshine and high temperatures in the lower to middle 50s.

Sunday will be the warmest as we climb back to the lower and middle 60s, but there will also be more clouds late in the day due to a weak, dry cold front.

WATCHING:

Surprise, surprise!  The GFSx and the EURO models are not in agreement with midweek next week – Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving.

The GFSx still gives us a chance of a rain-snow mix Wednesday morning, but the surface low stays pretty far south and barely skirts southern New England. It pushes the disturbance offshore by Wednesday afternoon. ‘

The EURO adds a whole new solution to the mix.  It has the surface low starting as rain on Wednesday which would transition to snow overnight Wednesday night.

Then, there would be a backlash of snow for eastern Massachusetts through Thanksgiving Day.

This would mean  accumulating snow in areas just away from the coast where ocean water temps are still near 50F.

At this moment, there are several scenarios that could pan out –  a complete ‘miss’ to our south,  a rainy set-up for Wednesday, or a full-blown Nor’Easter could set up shop.

As you can see, we will need to keep a close eye from model to model update.  Stay tuned…

Happy FRRRiday!

Melissa :)

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