As we begin the month of March, a new season has begun on the meteorological calendar (to simplify record-keeping, the full calendar months of March, April and May are used). However, as we’ll probably find out here during the next 10 to 15 days, “astronomical winter” is still in control!!!
A few widely separated showers are winding down across southern and eastern portions of New England. And with a relatively gentle northwesterly wind, there will be a mixture of clouds and sun. Temperatures are mostly in the 30s Friday morning, and there will be some recovery occurring later. Most afternoon highs will either be in the upper 40s. Then for Friday evening, under a partly cloudy sky, most of the bigger cities will be in the lower 30s, while outlying areas should wind up in the 20s.
There’ll be some sunshine early Saturday, but it will tend to give way to more clouds as the day wears on. The rationale for this is because there will still be a very strong upper-level low pressure system located in the North Atlantic, a trough axis behind swinging into the area from the north and west behind it later Saturday and Saturday night will promote more in the way of clouds. We can’t even rule out a flurry.
We’ve been talking for the past couple of days about how there will be a progressively chillier trend unfolding this weekend and early next week, and this still seems to be the case. Most temperatures will wind up in the lower 40s on both Sunday and Monday. Each day will offer clouds as well as some sunshine, but it is also going to be dry.