World and Nation

More warmth, finally!

The first days of April are much more welcoming than many of those cold, wet, windy days of March. Don’t expect new floods to engulf your surroundings later this week. We will continue to dry out from all that rain as unseasonably warm temperatures stream into New England. A high of 77°F was recorded at Logan airport on Sunday, breaking the 1950 record by 2 degrees. A large ridge of high pressure, centered just north of the Bahamas, is responsible for transporting the warm southern air into our neck of the woods. For today, expect warm westerly winds and some partly cloudy skies by evening. There may even be a shower overnight due to a weak impulse approaching from the west.

Highs should climb into the 80s for Wednesday and Thursday. It could be tough to break the record highs on those days though (86°F and 85°F respectively). Looking ahead, the weather for CPW looks fair at this point. The exception is Friday, when an approaching low pressure and associated cold front should bring some rainy conditions and cooler air from the north.