Summary: A stubborn blocking pattern has held our spring temperatures down for much of the season so far. That looks to be reversing itself over the next couple of weeks, which means the weather more comfortable and around where we should be for this time of year.
An impressive ocean storm passed to our south and east on Tuesday. Clouds and a brisk northeasterly flow kept us chilly throughout the day, but the storm stayed far enough away to spare us the rainfall. Across Cape Cod and the Islands (especially Nantucket), they were not so fortunate. Doppler radar indicated as much at 2.5″ of rainfall on the Island of Nantucket. A sharp drop off in amounts was observed to the north and west.
Expect the next couple days to be sunny and pleasant. Coastal areas should remain cool with highs making it into the low 60’s. Parts of Inland Connecticut could hit 70 over the next couple days. Widespread 70’s don’t look likely until we get into May.