After wind gusts to 69 mph at Blue Hill Observatory and 61 mph in Lubec, Maine, the wind that caused pockets of damage has departed and new winds of change are blowing from the west behind a cold front now pushing offshore, ushering in cooler and drier air.
Showers depart and eventually sun emerges from west to east, though clouds will be stubborn into the afternoon before that happens as temperatures fall through the 40s. Expect clearing sky and a cool condition overnight, ahead of a seasonable Thursday and Friday of fair skies and a westerly breeze.
The cold front off our coast will stall in the coming days, serving as a pathway for storms to ripple along, meaning we’ll watch each offshore storm carefully.
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The first time frame to watch is Friday night into Saturday, when our exclusive NBC Boston/necn forecast guidance that we’ve built here in-house is predicting a 50 percent or greater chance of snow from Boston southeast — as high as 70 percent on Cape Cod!
Even north and west of Boston, the chance of precipitation — likely snow in such cold air — remains at 40-50 percent. The same rippling storm path will sit off our coast into early next week, and though no day is comfortably removed from a chance of snow, the chance drops markedly on Sunday and Monday, ramping up again with a storm strengthening nearby Tuesday into Wednesday.
By the end of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day, even colder air arrives.