Meteorologist Tiffany Savona did a good blog last night about the weak earthquake in Virginia and the record snow in Boston. I just wanted to add a couple of quick topics. Tropical cyclone (hurricane) Pam has caused major destruction over the island of Vanuatu, as well other parts of Oceania. It was on the level of a strong category 4 hurricane with some winds gusting up to 190mph. This was one of the strongest hurricanes in the Pacific since typhoon Haiyan in 2013. There will be more reports about Pam’s damage coming in over the next couple of days. Here is one of the latest reports: Cyclone Pam.
Locally, we’ll see some nice weather around here. It will be another mild day with highs in the upper 60s to around 70. It will be another one of those days where it is cooler near the shore and warmer inland. We do have some strips of clouds coming in from the northwest, but they should thin out at times today.
High pressure is centered to our southwest, but it reaches into our region. Winds will be light and southwest. This could allow for a sea-breeze to form today. However, tomorrow we’ll have a stronger atmospheric breeze out of the west/southwest. This should push the warmth to the shore. That’s why I’m calling for mid 70s in the forecast for St. Patrick’s Day. Skies will be partly cloudy. Nice!
A cold front will move through the region Tuesday night. This could bring a few showers, but it will also drop the temps quite a bit. So we’ll only see highs in the upper 40s on Wednesday and Thursday. Youch! Not the deep freeze, but far below the average high temperature of 58.
We’ll see some rain move in again late Thursday into Friday as an area of low pressure moves into the region.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler