This past Tuesday Brewster received an inch of snow (here's the picture to prove it) and overnight temperatures dropped well into the 20s. Then, by Friday, parts of the Cape touched 60 degrees. Hooray for transition seasons!
Temperatures have been a bit cooler than average to end the week, but according to meteorologist Phil Burt, of CapeCodWeather.net, our best chance for a hard frost comes next Tuesday. Forecast models are setting up with a possibility for temperatures to drop into the mid-20s on Tuesday night going into Wednesday. For most of our region, that would end the growing season.
Steve Junker and meteorologist Phil Burt discuss the weather outlook in the audio posted above - give it a listen.
High pressure set up over our region has brought days of crystal blue skies. We'll hit a little bump in the road with some rain the first-half of Sunday, and then the cycle is lining up to repeat itself with another lovely week. Meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather.net agrees it's nice weather, but he says, sheesh... it's a little boring for the poor forecaster.
High pressure building over our region should keep fine weather in place for the weekend: plenty of sunshine, with cooler temperatures on Saturday, in the low 70s. Sunday the thermometer climbs back up to the upper 70s. Looking ahead to next week, unsettled weather starts to arrive by mid-week.
Steve Junker and meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather.net discuss the in-depth forecast in the audio posted above.
Yes, it's been awfully hot this week, with temperatures in the mid 80s and touching 90 in places. But for the Cape and Islands, according to meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather.net, the weather hasn't met the technical definition for a heat wave.
Last week's holiday weekend was mostly a washout, with temperatures in upper 50s - chilly and raw, plenty of rain and wind. Now, what a difference a week makes! Thanks to a stable and relatively uniform air mass, our above-average warm weather of Thursday and Friday should continue through the weekend. Meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather.net notes rain heading our way for Monday, then by mid-week a return to fine weather.
Audio of the complete weather forecast discussion posted above.
The good news? The Cape and Islands will not be catching the 40-degree daytime temperatures coming to other parts of Massachusetts. Still, one remembers other Memorial Day weekends, sunny and warm... Not this time! Meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather.net says weather forecasters have been watching the unseasonably cold system, caused by a dip in the jet stream, making its way toward us, and it's been tricky to gauge just what it means for our weekend forecast.