A cold start to the semester
After a warm beginning of the week, wet and cold weather will soon arrive again in the Northeast. Expect to experience very cold temperatures this weekend, especially on Saturday. This is due to another trough pushing cold northern winds south toward the northeast. This is an example of a typical Boston welcome to everyone arriving on campus for the beginning of the semester. In addition to cold temperatures, expect scattered precipitation tonight and again on Sunday as another low pressure system moves in from the southeast. Depending on the temperature, this could result in rain or snow.
Elsewhere in the country, the northwest has been experiencing a typical wet winter. Only five days were reported as dry in Portland, Oregon, in the entire month of January. The entire region has received even more than the typical precipitation amounts this winter, and this could result in
flooding throughout the area.