After a chilly, damp start to the weekend, we have drier air moving back in for this Sunday thanks to high pressure building in. As it builds in, it’ll also push in a chilly air mass, holding temps throughout the day in the 30s. Add in a brisk breeze that gusts to 30mph, and it’ll feel more like the 20s. Across the Cape and Islands, winds gust 40-45mph, where a wind advisory is in place until 1:00AM Monday. Hey, at least the clouds thin for some sun through the day.
Tonight’s a cold one with widespread teens north and west of Boston. It’ll be closer to 30 on the Cape with more clouds there and even a few flurries. Monday is a cold, dry day overall with increasing clouds.
Then all eyes turn to our south by Tuesday as a coastal low develops off the mid-Atlantic and slowly wobbles north. The track (along the Jersey Shore toward Long Island) of the storm is not favorable for heavy snow near the coast as a strong east to northeast wind draws in milder ocean air and provides mainly rain inside 495. Rain will be plentiful too with a widespread 2-3″ likely from Tuesday, through Wednesday. Outside 495, a brief mix with sleet and snow may start the storm, but even there, it’ll likely change to rain. Although, once you get into the hilly terrain of northern Worcester County and Southwestern New Hampshire, a heavy, wet snow could significantly add up. Where it’s all snow in Ski Country, this should be another great one with a foot or more likely in many resorts. Should the storm stall a bit farther south or track farther east, then the rain/snow line would move farther south and east as well. As of now, we’ll leave it as a mainly rain event for most but something to keep an eye on.
Winds increase Tuesday into Tuesday night, gusting 40-50mph across the coastline. We’ll have to watch the high tide cycles starting Tuesday as minor to moderate coastal flooding is also a possibility Tuesday, into Wednesday.
The storm is a slow mover, so even Thursday, showers are still possible before drying out toward the end of the week and for next weekend.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and goooooo Pats!!!!!!!!