Took my evening fast walk and it felt like I had dropped back into January.Wind chills were in the teens.I was wrapped up like Mid-January and when I was walking into the wind it was painful.Winds were gusting over 20,and with temps in the mid 20's,it was not pleasant.Need to send out the search part for spring.Yesterday morning I saw a Robin in my back yard,he's got to be thinking,he should have stayed south for a couple more weeks.Below normal weather is expected right through next week.
Won't go into any long explanation about the AO/NAO many explanations on the internet,but for New England in the winter it usually means colder than normal,and that is what we have right now.Our days in the 50 are a distant memeory as we do have a negative AO/NAO pattern,that may last through the month of March.Eventhough we are running above normal it doesn't seem like it,but due to the fact the days that have been above normal have been much above,it pushes the monthly average above norma.
For storm systems we have a weak one on Saturday which may bring a small accumulation on grassy surfaces,but since it is occuring during the day it should be warm enough where pavements will just be wet.A bigger system on Monday night into Tuesday night,but right now leaning toward a warmer system.
Enjoy today people here in New England,cold air moving back in tonight and will be generally below normal temps for the foreseeable future,as we move back into a blocking pattern with a trough over the east and series of systems moving through the pattern.This time of year with the higher sun angle any system moving through the day,has a hard time generating any snow accumulations,unless you get very heavy precip.A small system on Saturday should give us light snow or mix,doesn't look any thing to worry about,next week will be the big system,and without a lot of arctic air to feed on,this will be mostly a wet system,but we'll have to wait on this one.
Above 50 yesterday and again today,but don't get use to it,as winter is still going to return.Much colder weather setting in for Thursday into the weekend. Mostly dry weather ahead,but possible small system Saturday night,with chance of light snow or mix.
The big question will come mid next week.Indications of a major system,but at this point not sure of how this system will evolve.Will be watching this as the days progress.