Monday's milder high in Boston is not a sign of things to come with the return of snow and frigid air on the horizon.
Monday is shaping up to be a breezy and milder day in Boston with temperatures set to soar to around the 40-degree mark.
However, the polar vortex is sinking southward and will cause noticeably colder air to sweep in for Monday night and Tuesday. About 20 degrees will separate Monday's high from Tuesday's.
As the colder air sweeps in, a snow shower or two will cross the Boston area Monday afternoon.
Residents will not just be bundling up later Tuesday, but will also be clearing snow. An Alberta Clipper at the leading edge of the arctic blast will spread a band of snow from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. The snow will spread to southern New England late in the day.
While heavier amounts will fall towards Cape Cod, amounts on the order of 1 to 3 inches are expected in Boston.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists will continue to monitor the storm for the possibility of the heavier snow band developing closer to the city.
This snow will be enough to turn sidewalks and roads slippery, especially toward and after dark. Airline passengers should prepare for possible flight delays.
Some of the snow could also get blown around by the gusty winds developing on the backside of the clipper, further reducing visibility.
In the wake of the snow, temperatures will be held to the teens Wednesday and Wednesday night. Brisk winds will create dangerously colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
Yet another Alberta Clipper will return the chance for a little snow on Thursday before fresh frigid air arrives later in the week.
The first widespread ice storm of the season created havoc in parts of the southern and central Plains over the weekend.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final day of November.
After another brief shot of chilly air over the weekend, the month of December will start out milder across the Northeast.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.
The strongest El Nino in 50 years will unfold this winter and significantly alter the chances for a white Christmas across the country.
Snow and ice will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.
Minneapolis, MN (1991)
A total of 46.9 inches of snow during November 1991 established a new all-time record for any month.
Buffalo, NY (2001)
The month was the mildest, most snow-free Novembers in history. There was not a flake of snow the entire month, which was the first time since records were kept.
Severe early cold with record November lows: Location Temperature Buffalo, NY 2 degrees New York City 7 degrees Boston -2 degrees Philadelphia 8 degrees (earliest ever below 10 degrees for city)