The weather will be more in line with the calendar as February arrives. After a wild day of weather to close out the month of January, including heavy rain, damaging winds and temperatures in the low 60s things will calm down considerably for Friday. Temperatures will rewind back to near or slightly below normal and we do have a couple of opportunities for measurable snow over this five day outlook.
Expect a much cooler day on Friday as the mercury will actually be a few degrees below normal. It will become windy and with that wind chills are going to generally be in the 20s. Somewhat of a shock after the recent warmth, but more realistic for what we should have for this time of year. With a weak disturbance in the upper levels passing south of the area we can expect more clouds than sun and just a slight chance of a flurry.
Weather conditions should be fairly quiet Saturday and Saturday night under generally partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will remain slightly below average.
Low pressure is the main focus for Sunday. The low will be developing south of New England and could bring a period of light snow during the day. The strength of the system and eventual track will determine how much snow we do get. For now the thinking is an inch or less, coming to an end at night. However, if the system blows up offshore we could be in for heavier amounts of snow, especially in eastern and southeast Massachusetts.
High pressure builds in for Monday, with gusty winds across the region behind the departing low. Even with plenty of sunshine it will be a cold and blustery day.
Tuesday offers another chance for light snow as a disturbance passes offshore to our south. The better chance for snow would be over southeast Massachusetts. Being that we are many days away from this possible event it remains to be seen what the impacts will be to the local area. For now we will pencil in a chance for snow for Tuesday.
Five Day Forecast:
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy and windy. Slight chance of a passing flurry. Much colder, with highs 29 to 33 degrees. West winds gusting up to 30 mph at times.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, breezy and cold. Lows 10 to 15 degrees. West winds gusting to 25 mph early, diminishing later at night.
Saturday and Saturday night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and cold. Highs about 30. Lows 15 to 20. Lighter winds from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north about 5 mph at night.
Sunday: Light snow possible. Cold, highs close to 30.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of light snow early. Lows falling to near 20.
Monday: Windy and cold. Mostly sunny, with highs near 30.
Monday night: Increasing clouds. Lows around 20.
Tuesday: Chance of light snow developing. Highs 28 to 32.