(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - We usually see temperatures rise during the day, but on Tuesday it was the opposite. Boston hit a high of 63 degrees just after 6 a.m.! By 6 p.m., the temperature had dropped 20 degrees. This drastic temperature change was thanks to a cold front that also brought rain showers to the area.
A few showers and clouds will continue to drape over the Cape Tuesday night, but we can expect clearing skies elsewhere. Winds will also begin to turn from the northwest to the north as high pressure from the west begins to budge closer to the area and the cold front pushes further offshore.
As winds will be light inland, temps will fall quickly into the 30s and even upper 20s in some areas. Temps will be slightly milder on the Cape underneath the clouds.
High pressure will rule on Wednesday, yielding mostly sunny skies; however, there will be some lingering clouds over the southeast, Cape and Islands. Despite the sunshine, the cooler air mass will be apparent as highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s. The average high this time of year is in the low 50s, so below average temps will be the theme through the rest of the work week.
As for the potential storm next week Kevin mentioned earlier Tuesday. Again, this storm has not evolved yet, but a few computer models are hinting at developing a coastal storm at some point late in the weekend into early next week.
The timing, strength and track have not been consistent with the various model runs. It's still too early to say when and how this storm may impact us, but it is worth mentioning of the possibility, especially for those folks who have plans to travel next week. Stay tuned to the forecast in the upcoming days!