Posted by Jeremy Reiner
This time of year I can be somewhat mean to my buddy El Sol. I tease him a lot on TV, calling him a *flashlight* or a *flickering candle* but today will be good to have him around for the day. You can thank a rather large (but fast moving) area of high pressure. The other thing about that high pressure system is that it will prevent much, if any, wind---always big this time of year. Temps will reach the lower 40s, all in all a nice December day in store.
Friday marks the first day of winter( officially arriving at 6:12 am) and there will be a storm---I guess, technically, a winter storm but there will be no rain for most of us. Here's what I'm thinking for Fridays storm:
*Rain from 5am until 5pm.
*Locally heavy rain from 10am-4pm, most towns pick up an inch of rain.
*Plan on some sleet, freezing rain on the outer Rt 2 corridor (from Fitchburg-west & north) from 4am Friday until 9am Friday.
*Wind will be an issue for the coast from 10am until 3pm, where wind gusts between 30-50mph are likely--especially south shore/cape/islands.
Needless to say, a rather stormy end to the week. As we roll into the weekend, cold high pressure settles in for a long winters nap providing us with dry conditions on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Temps will run a little cold each day with most towns in the 30s for afternoon highs.
Still looks like some flurries and or patchy light snow possible very late Christmas Eve and through Christmas Day---not enough to hamper travel. ;o)
Have a great day, enjoy that sunshine!