Despite the deep Arctic plunge we took yesterday, we are indeed talking about a mainly rain event for this next storm moving in today. I say “mainly” because of some freezing drizzle issue we’ll have this morning. As much as we’ll warm up later today, it does take some time to move the dense arctic air out, and as the leading edge of drizzle falls into the residual cold air, it’ll freeze on contact, creating a glaze. There have been numerous accidents around Philly and New York City this morning thanks to the freezing drizzle there, so careful on the roads this morning if freezing drizzle breaks out in your town. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for towns along and west of I-95.
Whatever freezing drizzle we deal with this morning will turn to plain drizzle/showers this afternoon as temperatures surge well into the 40s. Planning on tailgating at Gillette? Tailgate temps run in the lower 40s with sprinkles and an occasional shower. Showers may actually back to the west of Foxboro by kickoff, allowing for very little rain around the start of the game and through the first half across much of eastern Mass. West of 495, it’ll be pouring through Worcester County late this afternoon and early this evening however. That heavier rain will move east mid evening and that means some downpours are possible at Gillette late in the 2nd half, especially near the end of the game and after. These downpours may even have rumbles of thunder across eastern Mass as temps run 45-50 this evening. Rain tapers off quickly after 1:00AM, drying out for Monday morning. Rain totals generally range from 0.75-1.50″ across the area.
The rest of the week looks seasonably cold to just below seasonal levels. Wednesday’s snow now appears to move south of us, so mid week stays dry.
Enjoy your Sunday and Go Pats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!