Yesterday’s downpours and howling east winds shut off late in the day as powerful low pressure lifted north of the region. On the backside of the storm, winds switched to the southwest near dinnertime and colder air returned to the area overnight. Temperatures – which peaked near 50F late Tuesday – fell back through the 40s and 30s late in the evening and continued to fall overnight, bottoming out in the 20s this morning.
The strong storm center that passed west of the region yesterday has parked itself over northern New England today and will only slowly wobble its way northward and away from the region today and tonight. As a result, while sunshine is returning today and we are drying out, we’ll remain under the system’s influence through the day today and into tomorrow – meaning strong gusty west winds will persist over the area.
In addition, subtle pockets of moisture and energy pinwheeling around the departing storm will pass through New England today and tonight, which could yield a brief snow flurry or snow shower.
Just as yesterday’s storm is stuck to our north, a large upper air trough is centered over the Great Lakes and Northeast and is going nowhere fast. Temperatures will only rise to the lower to perhaps middle 30s today, with similar readings expected through the end of the work week.