Rain, Rain, Go Away, Just In Time For The Pats Game

Mild is a relative term this time of year, and this morning, relative to the last couple of days, it’s not all that bad outside.  Winds are light and temps are in the 20s, providing a much more comfortable start to this Friday morning. Highs today reach the mid 30s to near 40 under a mostly cloudy sky.  We stay dry today. 

This evening is dry, but overnight we’ll track rain in here.  While it’s just a plain ole rain for eastern Mass, near/northwest of 495, there may be some patchy freezing rain as temperatures near/slip below the freezing mark. Far northern Worcester County (Ashburnham, Winchendon) and Southwest New Hampshire could start as snow overnight.  By sunrise tomorrow, most of the area is a plain rain.  As the area of low pressure passes to our southeast tomorrow morning, there’s a brief window of time around mid morning that if heavy enough precipitation comes day, some snow could mix back in across northern Mass and southern NH, especially across the higher elevations of southern New Hampshire and northern Worcester County.  Even there, not much more than a coating to an inch or two would fall.  In terms of rainfall totals, expect 0.50-1.00" to be widespread. Wind gusts 30-40mph along the SE Mass coast tomorrow out of the northeast to north.  Those winds change to the west by the afternoon as precipitation tapers off between Noon-2pm.  That means it’s a bit damp for the tailgates at Gillette, but dry for kickoff with temps in the 30s. 

Sunday night and early Monday, a few batches of snow showers may drop a coating to an inch or two for some, otherwise the story early next week is the cold air with highs only in the 20s!  

Skiing up north this weekend?  No worries, this storm is all snow up there Saturday. 

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