When the Red Sox championship parade took place on Nov. 2, 2013, the temperature hit 66. It’s not out of the question that for Patriots parade day on Tuesday — Feb. 5 — we could see temperatures nearing that. No matter what, it will certainly be warmer than the previous five post-Super Bowl rolling rallies.
Record warmth Tuesday?
It’s all about when the clouds depart and how early the sun breaks through. If we hold on to the clouds long enough then temps will only reach the upper 50s, but if we get that sunshine during the early morning temperatures will respond. The record high temperature for Feb. 5 is 65, set back in 1991, and it’s not out of the question that we tie or break it — probably a 60 percent chance of doing so.
You’ll encounter temperatures in the mid-40s around 8 or 9 a.m., but then it will warm up quickly. Expect it to hit the mid-50s by 11 a.m. and nearing 60 by noon.
We’ll have partly to mostly sunny skies for the late morning and early afternoon. There’s virtually no chance of any rain, but there’s a small chance of a sprinkle before 8 a.m.
Winds will be light from the southwest; that is a warm wind direction.
The warm weather won’t last after sunset, though. Temperatures will tumble and by Wednesday morning readings will be down into the high 20s. Wednesday will be seasonably chilly. Precipitation moves in Wednesday night and into Thursday — it could come in the form of freezing rain, resulting in some possible school delays.
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