BOSTON (CBS) – The variability and uncertainty in Boston’s weather really starts to get steamy in December. As average temperatures start to drop and the jet stream starts to get more amplified, the frequency of the days wind will increase noticeably.
So it should come as no surprise how changeable and unsettling things can be, given the potential for a high wind event in Monday’s forecast.
You could blame it on a major storm system that made a path across the Great Lakes above and into northern Ontario. That storm will sweep a cold front across Western New York on Monday, then head east into Southern New England late Monday night.
The times on this system couldn’t be worse for those who are likely heading to Buffalo for the big Patriots-Bills game Monday night. Weather conditions For that game there will be no shortage of challenges.
For those traveling there, be prepared for 40-50 mph gusts that will likely push the sleet-effect lake waves into Orchard Park along with 30 degrees of air. and cold winds in the 20s.
In eastern Massachusetts, the strength of Monday’s gusts will be a function of cloud cover. The less cloud cover there is during the day, the greater the chance that the sun will help mix the atmosphere down to the surface.
Some of the stronger winds on the roofs precede the strong cold front associated with this storm system. This region of stronger upper-atmospheric winds, known as the low-level jet stream, is forecast to contain winds capable of producing gusts of 50 mph or more at the surface in Eastern Massachusetts.
The timeframe to watch for the strongest gusts on Monday will be 4-10 p.m. The areas most likely to experience some 50 mph gusts are the southeast coastal areas Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Islands.
Showers will be accompanied by winds blowing through the area late Monday afternoon and evening, but the effects of that rain will be small. This road ahead will certainly be remembered more for its winds than for the wet weather it produced, although an individual thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.
And whenever there is wind, the temperature changes accordingly. There’s a good chance that some of the far South Coast and Cape localities see high temperatures before the frigid mid-60s! This was followed by a sharp drop in temperatures and a return to the more frequent cold levels of December on Tuesday.
Bottom line: Get ready for some “changeable weather” tomorrow!
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/12/04/boston-eastern-massachusetts-weather-wind-gusts-rain-monday-night/ Wind gusts across the East. Expected to be 50 MPH or higher on Monday night – CBS Boston