Boston broke a couple of cold-temperature records the past two days, and forecasters with the National Weather Service in Taunton say residents should expect more cold.
[Extended Outlook] long range weather forecasting is always challenging however trends in the latest weather #teleconnections support a #cold weather pattern & possibly #stormy next two weeks for #MA #RI #CT. This is courtesy of NAO & AO trending negative & PNA trending positive. pic.twitter.com/MaI42jeX9C
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 11, 2017
Hayden Frank, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the Boston area could see “below normal temperatures” — meaning a fair number of days in the 40s — during the next two weeks.
Frank stressed that hammering out specifics for two weeks is difficult this far in advance.
“The overall pattern features below normal temperatures, and there will be a risk for a few storm systems at times for the next couple weeks,” Frank said.
Frank and his colleagues will be keeping an eye on the systems, but he emphasized that getting “a significant storm with snow” in the Boston and Providence corridor is “rare” this time of year. The odds for snow increase toward interior New England, Frank said.
“It happens,” he said. “But even in a cold and stormy pattern, it’s very difficult for Boston to receive a significant snowfall in November.”
The average date for Boston to receive its first inch of snow is December 11, he said.
Sunday brings a high temperature near 43 degrees and Monday will see a chance of showers with a high near 46, according to the service’s seven-day forecast for Boston. Tuesday and Wednesday will see sun and highs of 46 before temperatures close out the week near 50 degrees.