Chilly Thursday, Cold Long Weekend

Good morning!
 
Today is featuring a chilly start, with the current (5:45 AM) temperature at 23 degrees in Dracut. The last time we were at or below 23 degrees was March 24, which had a low of 23.
 
With increasing clouds, expect a high around 46 today, accompanied by a mainly light wind. That will be the last of the light wind for a while, as things turn breezy: tonight will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers early. (The timing has turned a little bit earlier on the precipitation, hence pure rain for tonight with no snow expected.) The low will be 32, and winds will be west-northwest at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
 
Tomorrow will technically have a midnight high in the upper 30s or low 40s, but effectively, we will have a high of 34…. not long after the low of 32. From mid morning on, temperatures will slowly fall and will likely be in the upper 20s by mid afternoon. Winds will be northwest at 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. Expect wind chills in the 10s and 20s.
 
Tomorrow night, things get super cold by early-mid November standards with a low of 14 and clear skies. Winds will be northwest at 10-15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. This will yield wind chills in the single digits.
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Saturday remains cold with a high of 36, and Saturday night will feature a cold low of 18. We then moderate out to the mid 40s by the end of the weekend before the chance of some rain showers associated with a coastal low.
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Have a great day!
-Nathan

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here, helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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