Are you braving the crowds to go shopping on this Black Friday? Whatever you have planned, be sure to bundle up – our winter chill continues as temperatures only rise into the lower 30s this afternoon. The wind will be from the northwest about 7-14 mph (not as strong as yesterday…but any sort of breeze adds a bite to the air).
High pressure is building into the Northeast though, providing us with quiet weather through the day. The air around this fair weather dome blows in a clockwise direction, which means a north wind on Cape Cod tonight will blow over the relatively warmer ocean water. Ocean effect clouds and snow showers are likely to develop and may drop a coating to perhaps an inch in a few spots overnight into early Saturday.
Otherwise, expect another tranquil day Saturday with gradually increasing clouds, especially from late afternoon onward. It will still be chilly with highs once again in the lower 30s (a light and variable wind takes the edge off a bit). Saturday night, a disturbance will approach from the Great Lakes bringing the threat for a flurry or sprinkle…which is actually a sign of some relatively milder air on the way for Sunday. There will be some rain showers to dodge Sunday afternoon into the evening, but anything that develops should be brief.
The start of next week is somewhat unsettled as an area of low pressure is expected to strengthen and pass to our east on Tuesday. Ahead of it, a strengthening onshore wind will produce lots of clouds and perhaps some flurries or sprinkles Monday night. Scattered rain and snow showers are possible Tuesday as the northwest fringe of the storm grazes us.
We’ll keep you posted! -Danielle
ps – don’t forget to tune in Saturday night at 7:30 PM for our half hour special…Eye On Weather: A Winter Preview