A colder day comes to a close as temperatures actually warm a bit overnight. By daybreak Monday, the mercury runs in the lower 30s, and with a southerly breeze in place, many of us reach the 40 degree mark by lunch.
The warmer weather again is short-lived as the next arctic front barrels in during the afternoon with a few midday rain/snow showers running along and ahead of it. Behind the front, temps crash, going from near 40 around lunch to near 25 by dinner. The numbers continue to slide overnight, setting the stage for another frigid day on Tuesday with highs in the teens.
The depths of the cold for us run into Thursday morning before some moderation by Thursday afternoon.
Putting this next cold wave in perspective: It's not over the top for us, temps run about 15 degrees below average, and in Boston, morning lows have already reached the single digits 9 times this winter, so at this point, it's old hat. No records will be broken. For the Midwest, it's a different story as the core of the cold send wind chills to -50 in Wisconsin by Tuesday morning.
Temps moderate toward the end of the week, back toward seasonal averages by the weekend. I don't see much storminess over the next 7 days, although a few snow showers slide in early Friday, followed by some light snow Saturday afternoon/evening.
Longer range, the core of the cold eases in the Northeast a bit for the first week of February, but we'll be the battle ground zone from the cold air north and warm air to the south. A lot of times, that battle ground features storms running along it, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the action pick up around here just after Super Bowl weekend.
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