That's A Cold Shot
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Nice day all around. Not too warm, but certainly not as cold as we could be for this time of year. That's about to change as snow squalls and snowshowers are marching across Northern New England with a cold shot of air.
Haven't seen the likes of this cold in quite some time. Although we'll only get a glancing shot here in Southern New England, it's worth noting that parts of northernmost New England will hover in the teens (with the morning starting near 0) on Saturday! That's some early season bitterness.
For us on the periphery of the cold, temps will struggle to make freezing tomorrow, then wander through the 30s to near 40 Saturday. Yep, we're warming it up...but we won't stop there. An extended thaw is coming by the end of the weekend and next week.
But in order to warm things up, we need to bring in the precipitation. No, this isn't a big event. Much of the atmosphere will be moisture-starved, and even though we may have a lot thrown at us in terms of types of precipitation, it won't amount to much.
First up is a batch of light snow through Saturday morning. Then we'll mix in some light rain or sprinkles. However, where the cold remains stubbornly entrenched across central Mass, there might even be some ice/sleet. Keep in mind that it remains light and spotty through the day. There will be more in the way of gray skies and raw temps in the 30s than anything else.
Warmer air surges in from Sunday through Tuesday on a southwest wind. By the time we get to the end of this spell - and its warmest part - someone may hit 60!