A warm front plowed through the area overnight, flipping a chilly southeast wind around to the south and sending warm air surging northward into the area.
Thursday proved to be a rather chilly, blah weather day around the area. Temperatures held in the 40s for most of the daylight hours and overcast skies led to a chilly late afternoon drizzle and rain. (There were even a few sleet pellets mixed in with a short-lived period of morning rain showers that crossed over the area).
However, the frontal zone that was responsible for the ugly Thursday weather pushed through the region last night and temperatures jumped into the 50s thereafter and are continuing to climb this morning. In fact, readings are already reaching into the upper 50s to middle 60s as of first thing Friday morning as gusty southwest winds continue to feed unseasonably mild air into the region.
That’ll be the general theme for the day today as strong southwest winds persist over the area and temperatures continue to tick upward in response. Expect a wide range in temperatures this afternoon…as highs range from the upper 50s right along the south-facing shores of the Cape to the lower and middle 60s across most of the area…but making a run at 70F over a few “inland” portions of the Upper Cape.
Skies will average out partly sunny as fast moving clouds make for a messy, changeable sky through the day…occasionally leaving us with a good deal of sunshine and blue sky but also intermittently yielding overcast conditions. Winds will be quite gusty from the southwest, frequently gusting over 30 mph and sometimes reaching 40 mph in spots.