Sunday Is Looking Good
Posted by Chris Lambert
Breezy and cool, but not a bad day overall as we managed to reach the lower to middle 40s. Even the clouds we had earlier this afternoon are melting away early this evening as mainly clear skies rule. Winds are still gusty this evening, but lighten up overnight.
Compared to where we've been, Sunday looks great. Lighter winds, a bit more sunshine holding on, and temps a bit warmer. Middle to upper 40s expected! Close to average for a change! Unfortunately, the upward trend won't last long.
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 night. Temperatures will be borderline on supporting snow vs rain, so rain will mix in with the snow when the precipitation is light during the late afternoon. When you get a heavier burst of precipitation, you drag down colder air, and snow falls.
Accumulations should be minor (maybe a dusting as far north as the Pike, and a couple inches or less along and south of Route 44 in SE Mass) 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.
A 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. That doesn't mean it'll be a brutal stretch... even a week of 45-50 degree weather averages out to be 4-5 degrees below normal for the first week in April. Bottom line, I don't see us snapping out of this pattern with any 60-70 degree days in the next couple weeks.