A southerly flow of air up the Eastern Seaboard has tapped milder and more humid air from the southern U.S. and pulled it northward into New England. Temperatures this morning are already near 60F – warmer than the average daytime high for this time of year – and readings will climb well into the 60s for highs this afternoon.
The only downside to the milder air is the accompanying areas of dense fog we’ve been dealing with this morning. Visibility has been down to under 1/4 mile in spots and there’s been a touch of mist in the air as well at times. The low clouds and fog will slowly lift through the morning hours and we should see some partial sunshine taking hold as the midday hours transition into the afternoon. We a southerly wind persisting through the daylight hours and humidity levels remaining rather high…some coastal areas may remain stuck in the murky conditions for much of the day.
A cold front will sweep through the area this evening and push offshore overnight. Behind the front, chilly north winds will take hold as high pressure builds eastward across Ontario and Quebec. These north winds will transport a short-lived shot of cool air into New England for the weekend.
So while we’ll see a return of deep blue sky and sunshine tomorrow, it will be noticeably colder…with daytime temperatures only in the lower and middle 50s.