That's how warm it was today. While not an extended thaw, this two-day warm spell has banished the snow in many spots.
Yes, I said two-day warm spell. Which implies tomorrow is going to be toasty too. In fact, with the middle atmosphere warming a bit more, we have 60 degrees in play in many towns and cities. Caveat here is that there will be a lot of wind and a quiet a few showers rolling through in the morning and afternoon.
I'm not even counting the steady rain expected for the midnight hour tonight. Winds will return with the water. Gusts could reach up to 40 miles per hour at times through the wee hours.
The door is closing on the mild air. A strong cold front will slice through Friday morning, putting an abrupt end to the spring-like "fun and reverie". Temperatures may fall slightly as the day progresses. Then, winter returns. No, I'm not expecting any snow, but we will see temps dip a little below normal for a day... or so. Pats game is cold and clear. Pack the woolies and hot beverages if you're tailgating.
Long range, the milder air comes back to us and sticks around through next week. With weak weather systems on tap, it will be just enough to keep us in the clouds and showers for several days.