‘Here’s a reality check’: What forecasters are saying after the record warmth in Boston over the weekend

Meteorologists are predicting very different temperatures for the rest of the week.

NEWTON, NH  - NOVEMBER 13, 2019: Kelly Masone waits for a train at the Riverside MBTA station in Newton, MA  on November 13, 2019. Temperatures overnight in Greater Boston plummeted, bringing morning lows in the teens and wind chills in the single digits to the region.
According to the National Weather Service, Beverly dipped to 18 degrees by 7 a.m., Lawrence hit 16 degrees and Boston recorded a 21-degree reading. Temperatures were lower away from the coast, with the coldest weather expected in the northwest corner of the state, near North Adams.
Bright sunshine is expected to accompany the bitter cold for most of the day, and temperatures in the region were expected to climb to the upper 20s and lower 30s.
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–Craig F. Walker/Boston Globe, File

Winter weather is back in the forecast this week, after record-breaking warm temperatures over the weekend prompted Bostonians to set aside winter jackets for t-shirts and sandals. 

“Back to January reality today,” the National Weather Service said Monday, forecasting highs in the upper 30s & lower 40s.  

Boston “smashed” records on Saturday and Sunday with recorded temperatures of 70 degrees — the first time the city has seen back-to-back 70-degree days in January since 1872

Snow flurries on Monday chased the heels of the early summer temperatures of the weekend, and local meteorologists remarked it is just the beginning of a return to winter weather this week.

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Below, what local forecasters are saying about the record warmth and the cold in the forecast for the rest of the week:

Pete Bouchard, NBC10 Boston: ‘Records crushed all over Southern New England.’

Shiri Spear, Boston 25 News: ‘We’ve only hit the 70s in #Boston in January 4 times!’

Chris Lambert, 7News: ‘Through 12 days in January, the month is running 12.6 degrees above average and only 1 day has had temps hold in the 30s.’

Sarah Wroblewski, WBZ: ‘A treat of New England weather. 70s one day… flurries the next’

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: ‘Below average temps to end the week. Winter is making a comeback.’