Temperatures in the 60s and rain today, 30s and snow tomorrow? Yup, you heard correctly.
In fact, Boston just missed tying the record high by 1 degree on Tuesday. The observed high was 63° and the record for Dec. 10 is 64°. That record was hit twice, for the first time in 1897 and “more recently” in 1907.
We have a pretty strong cold front moving through — ahead of that front, strong southwest winds and a little sun helped boost temperatures 20° above average. In fact, Boston was warmer than most cities in Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, while records were set in Maine — in Caribou and Portland.
The warmth ends Tuesday night. Temperatures will fall and rain will change to snow.
This is a rare anafront. That’s a cold front with precipitation on both sides of the front. Typically once the front moves through it’s a quick clearing/drying — not the case with this system.
If you don’t like the cold and snow, you won't have to wait long — temperatures will be back into the 50s!
But, unfortunately, like this latest warm-up, rain will accompany it.