With excessive heat warnings across the state, some cities and towns are reporting temperatures in the triple-digits. Weather spotters in over 70 locations throughout Massachusetts–plus more in New Hampshire and Rhode Island–have noted temperatures at 97 degrees and higher.
A look at average high temperatures show the peak occurs in July, though August temperatures typically are also warmer than June-the month of the summer Solstice.
A front will stall over us today, so any sun will be fading this afternoon with skies becoming mostly cloudy. Showers will track along this front right through southern New England during the mid-later part of the afternoon. So this Easter Sunday will not be picture perfect, but a whole lot better than yesterday!
Clouds have moved in this morning ahead of a warm front. This front is the leading edge of some warmer air which will move in for Valentine’s day. Along this front is a vortmax which will slide through SNE during the midday and afternoon. A line of snow showers is pushing through eastern NY and and enter the Berkshires, CT, and S. VT later this morning and will move east during the afternoon. A light coating to 1″ is possible in the western hills…otherwise most of us have the chance of a passing flurry or snow shower this afternoon.
One thing is certain: it’s not getting any cheaper to keep your house nice and warm, and everyone’s looking to save some money.
Arctic air in place today-tonight-through tomorrow keeping temperatures way below from the normal high this time of year year. This is an airmass more typical in the dead of winter…even then it would be chilly! Highs today are 30-35, but winds gusting over 30 are making temps feel like the teens and Lwr 20’s
The calendar may not officially say it is winter, but we are in for some mid-winter cold over the next few days.
Just like yesterday, warmer air aloft will allow a rapid warm up into the midday with temperatures quickly climbing into the 50’s this afternoon with Sunny to Partly Sunny skies.