Highs fell back to the 40s today. I'd call it a thaw, but this is more than that. We've been above normal since the 15th in Boston. So far this month is averaging 6.5 degrees above normal.
That's called a trend, my friend.
A trend not unlike what we've seen before: erratic snowfall, intense storms, inconsistent, sputtering cold and outrageous record highs. (Anyone for 60+ in the dead of winter?). While the blog is hardly a good forum for debate, I will say that this is supporting evidence of a warmer climate overall. A climate that irrefutably has the fingerprints of global warming all over it.
While the weekend sees more highs in the 40s, cooler weather - possibly below normal - is on the way early next week. Storms seem to be on the weak side, with a few flurries or a snow shower expected by late Tuesday. The real cold seems to be holding back until late next week. We'll see if that brews up a storm.
Have a good weekend.