Latest Boston Barry Burbank
As a zone of high pressure builds into the Northeast tonight, it will get colder with lows near 20 farther north and west of Boston to the lower to middle 20s elsewhere under a clear sky. Sunshine will yield to increasing cloudiness tomorrow with early afternoon high temperatures near 35 with a gentle breeze.
After a pleasantly mild morning with temperatures about a dozen degrees above the average for this date in the range of 54-59 during the inbound commute, I am still predicting a winter wonderland unfolding tonight. The cold front shifted offshore by midday and colder air slowly seeped in during the afternoon but a faster decline is expected this evening as the precipitation from the next wave of low pressure arrives.
This first day of December also marks the first day of meteorological winter and it started off with a bang this morning over many areas north and west of Boston with glazed roads produced by freezing mist and light freezing rain.
Winter is clearly the most challenging season of the year for us weather forecasters. Short-term prediction is tricky business because of the chaotic nature of the fluid atmosphere and that will probably always limit our ability to specifically predict the weather with any high degree of confidence beyond a theoretical threshold of 7-10 days.
With a projected very cold night tonight and the high temperatures close to 15 degrees below the average for the last day of the month tomorrow, the mean temperature for November will end up closer to 2 degrees below the average.
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