Low pressure over New England will slowly move offshore through Friday. There will remain a slight chance of a rain or snow shower, otherwise it will be a mostly cloudy day. The sun may show at times as well but overall the clouds win out. Daytime temperatures will climb to near 40 degrees and overnight readings near 25. Skies remain mostly cloudy through the night. Winds will be on the light side, under 10 mph.
The low pressure system will meander across the waters south of Nova Scotia into Saturday, finally lifting northeast by Sunday. However, low clouds and moist air will be locked in through most of the weekend as skies remain mostly cloudy. A few peaks of sunshine may develop but overall it is expected that the clouds dominate the skies for the weekend. Also, a few rain and or snow showers are possible but this activity will remain on the light side if it occurs at all. Temperatures over the weekend will range from the upper 30s to low 40s for highs, with the nighttime lows in the mid 20s. Light winds will continue during this quiet period through the weekend.
Believe it or not the skies should remain mostly cloudy into the beginning of next week as the stagnant weather pattern continues. Temperatures Monday will remain close to those of this weekend, near 40 during the day and mid 20s at night.
It may not be until the middle of next week before we have a threat from another storm, however at this point it looks to slide south of the area. It will be monitored through the weekend as new information is gathered from computer guidance.
We say good-bye to February and welcome March tomorrow. It is the official end of meteorological winter. What exactly does that mean? First of all what most people usually refer to as winter is what’s known as the winter solstice, which begins about December 21st and ends at the vernal equinox on or about March 21st. It is also known as astronomical winter, based on the position of the Earth in its orbit around the sun. However, there is another kind of winter and that is called meteorological winter. Simply, it is the three month period of December, January and February. Meteorological winter is based on sensible weather such as snow, ice, frigid temperatures and so forth. It is the coldest three month period in the Northern Hemisphere.
So, with the arrival of March one has to think spring cannot be very far away. As we all know March can be a very dynamic month weather-wise. Weather can vary from mild and sunny days to cold snaps, heavy wet snow and lots of windy days marking what this month is usually all about. Last year was not the norm as we all know. Days start to get significantly longer in March and with Daylight Savings Time just around the corner the sun will be setting an hour later, giving us all a little more time to get outside in the evening, weather permitting.
Have a great weekend.