David Epstein: Here’s a look at this week’s weather

Boston, MA - 12/03/2018- ] A great blue heron takes flight from its stoop along the Charles River on Monday, December 3, 2018. (Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe)  Topic: (metro)
–Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

On balance, this is a dry week, and it’s a chilly week. Weather should not play a factor in either the morning or evening commute any day.

Monday

After early morning clouds and even a little bit of fog, skies will clear, and look for sunshine to develop along with very mild temperatures. Readings this afternoon will be between 50 and 55 degrees. This will be the warmest day of the next seven.

Tuesday

A strong cold front will have passed through the area, and this will usher in cold air from Canada. You’ll definitely notice a difference in temperature from Monday, with readings staying in the mid 30s. The rest of the week looks very chilly, too. You can plan on plenty of sunshine Tuesday, and that trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

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Wednesday

Since the air will be dry, I don’t expect much in the way of frost early Wednesday morning, but it’s going to be chilly with some readings in the upper teens and lower 20s and daily highs staying in the 30s. This is the kind of weather where the ground really does start to freeze up.

This is likely the coldest day of the work week, but there won’t be much, if any, wind. Sunshine dominates.

Thursday

Amazingly it’s another dry day for Thursday with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30s and light winds turning toward the southeast. There’s no chance of any precipitation, which will be a welcome change from all the wet weather we’ve seen.

Friday

It will be sunny again here in New England. Temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 30s, and winds will be quite light at the beginning of the day. There’s likely to be a reinforcing shot of cold air for the second part of the afternoon, as temperatures fall back into the teens by Saturday morning.

Weekend

The weekend weather is definitely going to be chilly. The question is whether or not a storm system forecast to develop across the southeast makes the turn and moves up the coastline. Presently, I think that this system is likely to miss us. However, I will be watching the model trends during the week to see if there are any changes. For now you can plan on a dry weekend.

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