Warm To Cold
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
It's hard to believe that winter is getting off to a fast start with our temps in the 50s but trust me...it is. As of blog time, we are on warm side of this national headline storm and we'll stay on the warm side of this storm for several more hours. Temps will begin to take a slow-steady dive throughout the afternoon settling into the low 40s by evening. You'll need the rain gear for much of the day with patchy light rain & drizzle.
By this evening arctic air begins to creep on us at the same time a large band of rain is sliding through New England. See where I'm going with this? By midnight enough cold air will change that rain over to snow in the Orange-Worcester area and then metro Boston between 1-3am Saturday. It's not a blockbuster storm but for many it's likely the first snow of the season. If you plan on being out & about around (and after) midnight road conditions may quickly deteriorate along & north of MA pike and west of Rt 128. The *special map* in our maps section shows the snowfall potential with this storm.
As for your weekend it's all about the arctic cold with partly sunny skies. Temps both Saturday & Sunday for afternoon highs, won't make it out of the 30s. That Patriots game does look chilly but thankfully barely any wind. It sill appears like a messy Monday morning commute with snow, sleet, freezing rain for a few hours early Monday morning. More on that throughout the weekend.