The weather was very cooperative on Sunday as we all continued to dig out from the blizzard. Brilliant sunshine all day, light winds and temperatures well into the 30s brought a relief from the hazardous weather conditions the blizzard delivered to our doorsteps.
Although a round of inclement weather is upon us today most of the remaining work week should be dry. A storm is expected to skirt well south of New England late Wednesday night or Thursday, with a better chance of precipitation from yet another coastal storm early next weekend. Temperatures through the week will generally be on the slightly above normal side of average.
Here are the details: Today’s precipitation is due to a warm front approaching from the southwest as a vigorous low pressure system moves through the Great Lakes. The warm front moves across the metro area later today, followed quickly by a cold front associated with the Great Lakes low. The low will move through southern Quebec and into Atlantic Canada Tuesday night and Wednesday. Today’s precipitation moves into the local area by mid morning, with a mix of light snow and freezing rain inland to mostly rain on the coast. The coast will see a brief period of a wintry mix at the onset. Inland sections could see up to an inch of snow accumulation before the precipitation changes to rain for the afternoon and comes to an end this evening. There is no doubt the roads will become very sloppy this afternoon with many storm drains still clogged from all the snow. Although we are not expecting a lot of rain it will be enough to cause lots of puddles and ponding water in the roadways.
Weak high pressure gives us pleasant weather mid week, with Wednesday the nicest day of the week. Windy conditions on Tuesday will keep it a bit uncomfortable even with temperatures breaking 40 degrees.
Then we watch a low pressure system to our south Wednesday night and Thursday. As of now this system should mostly miss us, however it bears watching. We should expect increasing clouds as the storm moves across the waters well to the southeast of Cape Cod. Rain and snow may develop over southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod, with the local area having a chance of some light precipitation later Wednesday night and early Thursday.
We stay dry on Friday, before the next threat for precipitation Saturday.
Five Day Forecast:
Monday: Mixed precipitation developing around mid morning, with light snow and freezing rain inland and mostly rain on the coast, changing to rain this afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the low 40s later in the day. Light winds this morning will become south 5 to 15 mph this afternoon.
Monday night: Showers early, followed by partial clearing. Lows in the low 30s inland to mid 30s on the coast. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and windy. Highs 40 to 44. Winds gusting up to 35 mph from the west.
Tuesday night: A few clouds early, otherwise clear skies overnight. Colder as lows fall into the low and mid 20s. Gusty winds early will begin to diminish overnight.
Wednesday: Sunshine and pleasant. Not quite as mild, with highs near 40 degrees. Light winds.
Wednesday night through Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, chance of light rain or snow late Wednesday night and or Thursday morning. Lows in the low to mid 20s. Thursday highs near 40.
Thursday night and Friday: Generally partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs Friday in the low 40s.
Friday night: Skies become overcast. Lows near 30.