After a fresh covering of snow this morning, we had no problems melting it away by this afternoon as partly sunny skies warmed us up into the lower 40s. Not only did we have a decent rebound today, but we’ll enjoy a taste of Spring tomorrow with many towns reaching the lower to middle 50s.
So what about that mid-week storm? We still have it in the forecast, and for most of eastern Mass, this turns into more of a rainmaker than snow.
Wednesday: Rain starts to overspread the area from mid to late morning, becoming heavy at times during the afternoon. Outside 495, initially, some snow starts out mid to late morning, especially over the hilly terrain of Northern Worcester County. Even there, rain takes over for the afternoon. Highs range from the upper 30s in the Worcester Hills to the mid 40s in Boston, to near 50 south of the city. Late-day winds become gusty across the Cape and Islands out of the south to southwest.
Wednesday Night: As an area of low pressure moves over SE Mass and then offshore, winds start turning more NE outside 495 and rain changes back over to snow. That’s where a few inches are possible, especially north of Route 2 in Worcester County. Inside 495, we have to wait until late overnight, near the tail end of the storm to change over, so I’d only expect a slushy coating to an inch closer to Route 128/95.
Thursday Morning: Storm is off to our east, winds are cranking out of the north to northwest. Leftover precip is now snow showers. Those snow showers generally add a coating to an inch or so. Cold air advection from our north holds temps in the 20s through the day. Other than minor splash over or minor beach erosion along the coast near high tide, I don’t expect major coastal issues. We won’t have prolonged onshore winds with this storm.
Friday starts frigid, then we warm to the mid 30s by the afternoon. Highs by Saturday near 50 once again.
Enjoy the mild weather Tuesday!
As always, I’ll place updates on twitter too… @clamberton7.