High pressure building in across New England and the mid-Atlantic is responsible for delivering a sunny, mild Valentine’s Day. This high pressure area stacks up into the upper atmosphere with a summer-like ‘Bermuda’ High set up that draws up more warm air from the south for the second half of the week. As it does so, more record high temperatures look to be challenged Thursday. The current long-standing record for that date is 60 set in 1910. Showers arrive Thursday night and Friday morning ahead of a cold front that moves through Friday midday and returning us to seasonally cold air to for the weekend.
Numbers aren’t in yet, but it’s safe to say, we’ll have above average temperatures through Friday!
Making some decent gains in the daylight! Daylight savings time begins Mar 13th! Sunrise and sunset are one hour later instantly.
It’s tougher to get an appreciable snowfall with more daylight from a stronger sun. It’s even tougher to keep it on the ground once March arrives.
TODAY: 99% sunshine and milder with highs near 50.
TONIGHT: Stars to clouds. Lows near 32. Calm
WEDNESDAY: Clouds to start, then sunny. Highs near 55. SW breeze 5-15 mph.
THURSDAY: Mainly sunny with a moderate southerly breeze. High near 62°. This would beat the current record of 60° (1910)!
FRIDAY: Showers, near 60.
NEXT WEEKEND: Seasonally cool and dry.