Up and down end-of-week weather

There will be a lot of variability in Cambridge’s weather through the weekend as we experience a few different frontal passages. A warm front passing through will bring very warm weather this afternoon, with the high reaching into the low 70s °F. The warmth will be short-lived, however, as a cold front moves through tomorrow, dropping the high down to the mid 50s °F and the overnight low to around freezing. There is a chance of rain this evening and the possibly more rain on Sunday.

For those wondering what winter might be like this year, NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) winter outlook suggests that in New England, winter temperatures will more likely than not be above the average of the last 30 years. The same projection portends higher-than-average precipitation amounts, but that could still seem light to us after the experience of last winter. Due to the predicted strong El Nino, this winter should supply at least some drought relief to California.