We continue to monitor an area of low pressure moving slowly northeast and out of the Gulf of Maine. However, it is a very tight system so our winds will be strong enough for the day ahead. This morning northwest winds are blowing over 40 mph with wind chill readings in the teens and 20s. Best to dress warm this morning and throughout the afternoon. In addition to bundling up in the winter jacket, you’ll need to make sure to drive slowly on the roads through the higher terrain, as they can be covered in snow and/or a bit slippery.
Our afternoon will offer waning clouds, brisk northwesterly winds and well below average temperatures. Highs should only reach near 50 degrees, which is a solid 10+ degrees below average for this time of year. Northwest winds will occasionally blow up to 30-40 mph, so be sure to dress for the wind chill well into the afternoon. The afternoon silver lining is that it will stay dry.
The end of the work week and the weekend ahead will be characterized by high pressure filtering with sunny spells, warming temperatures and calmer conditions. Temperatures will hit the low 50s for Friday and Saturday followed by a big warm up on Sunday with highs in the 60s. Dry weather will accompany this three day period followed by some return showers for the start of next week.