Nice Days Are Numbered At 2
Posted by Chris Lambert
A bit on the cool side, but otherwise, it was a beautiful afternoon with temps in the 40s and lots of sunshine. Our beautiful December weather is numbered though, with 2 days left in the short term.
Overnight, mainly clear to partly cloudy skies prevail, and temps head into the 20s. It'll be a chilly night, but if you like to gaze at the sky, it'll be a good night to look up. The Geminid meteor shower peaks overnight with 50-100 meteors per hour. Peak time is around 2:00AM, but some "shooting stars" grace the sky as early 9:00-10:00PM.
We'll continue the quiet weather Friday and Saturday, although, Saturday will be about 10 degrees cooler with highs in the upper 30s.
That colder weather sets the stage for snow to move in for some on Sunday. Snow starts early in the morning, even at the coastline for Boston and the North Shore. It won't be heavy, but some minor accumulations are possible. Precipitation becomes steadier late morning, into the afternoon, and by then, an east wind increases as well. That changes the snow to rain across the coastline, and likely out through route 128 as well. Outside 495, north of the Pike, has the best chance to stay all snow, perhaps picking up at least a few inches of snow by Monday morning.
Looks like we'll catch a bit of a break late Monday, into Tuesday with clouds and periodic drizzle and flurries around.
Tuesday night into Wednesday, we track a developing coastal low, up the eastern seaboard. This one has the potential to be a big storm with heavy snow and heavy rain and strong winds. To early to draw snow maps, but best chance of snow will be inland and best chance of rain at the coast. Lot's can change 5-6 days out, so we'll continue to track this potential.