At Least It's Dry
Posted by Chris Lambert
It's a bright, but brisk start to the weekend as morning sunshine fills the sky. I wish I could say that early sun stays strong throughout the day, but more clouds build and takeover the sky late this morning, into the mid afternoon.
It's what we call "self-destructing" sunshine. The sun warms the ground, the ground warms the air near the surface, that air rises, cools and condenses in the abnormally cold air aloft, and voila... we have clouds. Temps near 40 early this afternoon, but with winds gusting to 30-35mph, it'll feel more like 30.
Sunday's forecast is a bit better as winds "only" gust 20-25mph and temps manage to sneak up to the mid 40s.
Monday we'll track another storm, but right now, it appears the brunt of it misses just to the south of us. This storm will drop plenty of snow from the Rockies, through the Plains, into the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic. So there's, no question about there being a storm, it's just a matter of how far north it gets. The best chance to pick up snow will be across SE Mass Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Temperatures will be border-line on supporting snow vs rain, so rain will mix in with the snow when the precipitation is light. You get a heavier burst of precipitation, you drag down colder air, and snow falls. Accumulations should be minor (couple inches or less) so most of us avoid the shovels. There will be a ton of precipitation just to our south, so we'll still track this storm closely for any northward adjustments. If that were the case, then the amount of snow we'd expect would have to go up.
Cool weather remains for the rest of the week. To be honest, even into the start of April, the overall look to the pattern is below the averages temperature wise.