Warm up on the way

The pesky trough which kept weather in the area cold and rainy this week will gradually transition to the east tonight. A ridge will begin to influence the eastern US tomorrow, allowing highs to reach the lower 40s°F (5°C). On Sunday, the ridge amplifies allowing much warmer air to overspread the region. Southerly winds will notch highs into the lower 50s°F (10°C) and bring overcast skies to the area. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. We finally make it into the lower 60s °F (10°C) on Monday, but the trade-off is rainy weather.

Our neighbors to the west aren’t so lucky. This week, the Great Lakes region has been measuring snowfall in terms of feet. A cold airmass, which moved over the region earlier week, set the stage for several days of intense lake effect snow. Widespread snowfall totals of more than 40 inches were reported, with locations under the heaviest and most persistent bands picking up more than 63 inches! With that in mind, enjoy another warm weekend in Cambridge.