Wet Weekend Start

Plenty on the to-do list this weekend from getting up the holiday decorations, to picking out the perfect tree, to getting some shopping done, and even all those high school Super Bowls at Gillette.  The list goes on and on, right?  Now if only the weather would cooperate for us!

While it won’t be a wind driven, heavy rain event all day for us, we do have to track wet weather at times throughout the day.  My best advice… if you’re in and out of the house all day taking care of that to-do list, keep the umbrella handy.  Showers will be scattered about through the day as low clouds, areas of fog and drizzle are present as well.  The winds will be light, so at least that umbrella won’t get turned inside out.  Through the day, many towns pick up about 1/4″ of rain with an additional 1/2″ of rain or so coming in this evening.  I do think the rain will be steadier and heavier this evening, especially south of the Mass Pike.  Highs today range from the upper 30s outside 495 to the mid to upper 40s at the coast and even 50s over Southeast Mass.  Where temps are near freezing this morning over interior southern New Hampshire, be careful of a few slick spots.

It’ll take a while, but a cold front and high pressure to our north will eventually drive this rain south of us by the predawn hours on Sunday.  Cold enough air may even seep in to change that rain to a bit of sleet and snow after midnight tonight, before that rain ends, although little accumulation is expected.

We do get some sun to return on Sunday, but it comes with chilly air and an active wind, gusting over 25mph at times.  Highs reach the mid to upper 30s, but wind chills hold in the upper 20s.

Sunday night’s a cold one with widespread teens and Monday is cool and dry day with highs in the 30s.

Then all eyes turn to our south by Tuesday as a coastal low develops off the mid-Atlantic and slowly wobbles north.  This one looks to deliver a mainly rain and wind event Tuesday and Tuesday night as warm air floods in on a strong easterly wind.  We’ll have to keep an eye on the high tide cycles as well Tuesday and Wednesday.  1-3″ of rain seems like a good bet.

As the low slowly wobbles to our east Wednesday, we stay unsettled with lots of leftover showers and even some snow inland (mainly outside 495, especially higher terrain of northern Worcester County).  Snow showers may even linger into Thursday as this storm is painfully slow to move.  At least the wind won’t be as strong Wednesday and Thursday.

Enjoy the weekend and goooooo Pats!!!!!!!!