Posted by Chris Lambert
With so much buzz about the milder weather ahead.... I just want to remind you that we do have to wait a few more days for it to kick in full force. In fact, a few flakes fly at times and we have one more shot at a touch of colder weather the next couple of days before we head toward 50.
This evening starts off with clear skies and temperatures dropping fairly quickly in the suburbs. We'll bottom off near 20 in many of the colder burbs and around 30 in the city and down the Cape. Clouds thicken up, especially after midnight, and that level off the temps, but with those clouds, a few flurries and snow showers move in near sunrise. Those flakes start off our Sunday morning, with the best chance for a coating of snow, south of the Pike. Although, the snow showers that contain enough moisture to coat the ground white will be hit or miss, so not all towns pick up a fresh dusting of the white stuff. By mid to late morning, breaks in the overcast become more apparent and with partial sunshine in the afternoon, temps warm up to near 40, melting the coating of snow away.
Another round of flurries and snow showers head in with a cold front late Sunday night and Monday morning. Again, not much moisture with this one either. Maybe a dusting for some, that should be about all as sunshine returns Monday afternoon with temps steady in the lower to middle 30s.
After a cold start Tuesday morning, we begin our transition in milder weather as afternoon highs hit the mid 40s. By Wednesday, we're topping off at 50 degrees and right now with the sunshine, I'd call Wednesday the pick of the week.
The next several days look great for skiing up north with highs generally running in the 30-40 degree range and overnight lows in the teens and 20s up north. There is plenty of snow (1-2 feet) on the ground up north, certainly a welcomed sight after last year. Keep in mind, ice cover, even in northern New England is thin in many spots since we haven't had sustained cold weather thus far. Also, the snow on top of the ice acts like an insulator, preventing the recent arctic air from rapidly freezing more and more water. Stay safe!