Nice Weather Ends
Posted by Chris Lambert
Temps run about 8-10 colder today despite quite a bit of sunshine. That colder weather sets the stage for some wintry weather over the second half of the weekend.
Sunday starts off cloudy, but mainly dry, with morning temps running in the 20s. As moisture arrives from our west, flurries and light snow breaks out mid to late morning, and steadier precipitation works in during the afternoon and evening. As steady precipitation moves in, an east wind increases, changing snow to mixed sleet/rain to just plain rain. First locations to see that changeover will be near the coast, last locations... west of 495, especially north of the Pike. Towns across northern Worcester County and southern New Hampshire will stay mainly snow/sleet.
In terms of snow totals, I expect a coating to an inch of snow from Boston to I-495 with the better chance for an inch or so, out near I-495. Expect 1-3" across the Merrimack Valley, along 495, and through most of Worcester County, north of the Mass Pike. In northern Worcester County, near the NH border, and through much of New Hampshire, west of Nashua, I expect 3-5" with locally higher amounts in the mountains. (For more detail, check the "special map" section on our web site) For the Pats game... any slushy coating of snow starts melting away as snow turns to rain and temps hover in the middle to upper 30s.
Monday looks raw with leftover showers and drizzle with temps in the upper 30s to 40.
Round 2 makes it's way in here Tuesday, into Wednesday morning. This storm will be more powerful, but signs are trending to a warmer track, which means more rain on Tuesday with heavy snow deep inland across central and northern New England. As the storm drifts east, rain may change back to snow late Tuesday night/Wednesday, but at that point, most of the precip is done falling. Being 5 days out, the track could change of course, but right now looking more wet than white.