We managed one nice day out of the 3-day holiday weekend as Saturday featured lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s.
Sadly, a strong backdoor cold front put an end to the pleasant early weekend conditions as clouds filled the sky late in the day and temperatures fell to the 30s by Saturday night…and barely moved on Sunday. While drizzle and light rain held off until the afternoon hours, it was windy and unseasonably cold with wind chill values in the 20s.
As for our Patriots Day forecast…
It’ll be a cloudy, windy, raw and damp day from start to finish as a strong storm system approaches the region from the west.
Intermittent light rain and drizzle this morning will persist through the midday hours and into the afternoon (if we’re lucky we’ll manage a few interludes of “dry” weather), eventually transitioning to a soaking wind-driven rain later in the day and into the evening. The worst of the conditions are anticipated this evening when a line of downpours and embedded thunderstorms passes over the region.
Strong east winds – ocasionally gusting to 40+ mph – will slowly bend to the southeast and then switch to the south this evening. A few evening gusts of 35 to 50 mph may be recorded across the area, especially in any heavier downpours that transit the area.
Temperatures will be stuck in the 40s for a good chunk of the day, briefly surging to the lower 50s late.
Conditions will slowly improve overnight and somewhat better weather is anticipated for Tuesday.