Sure, that wasn’t the outcome that most of us wanted, but cheer up – there’s snow on the way! Wait, that doesn’t make you feel better? Well, before you know it, Spring will be here. After all, today is Truck Day, and pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers a week from tomorrow. Does that make you feel better?
The week will actually start off with a couple of dry but chilly days. The system that brought us some rain Sunday night will pull away, and high pressure builds in for Monday with sunshine and cold temperatures. Tuesday will be another chilly day, but the sunshine will be replaced by clouds as low pressure approaches from the southwest. Since the pressure over us today and Tuesday will be moving into Atlantic Canada, it won’t be in an ideal spot to keep the cold air locked into place on Wednesday, meaning that we’ll be dealing with a rain/snow line. Snow will spread across the area during the day on Wednesday, but the question is – how far inland does the rain/snow line penetrate? There’s plenty of disagreement between the models, so we’ll likely have a special blog post about this later on Tuesday, as the details should be more clear by then (we hope). Right now, we’re thinking that the rain/snow line gets to at least I-95, possibly all the way to I-495. Where it stays all snow, we’re talking plowable snow, likely in excess of 6 inches. The best chance for that will be in southern New Hampshire. Elsewhere, some accumulation is expected, with the amounts dependent on how quickly a change to rain occurs, if it occurs at all.
Everything changes back to snow before ending Thursday morning, then high pressure builds back in later on Thursday. However, a quick-moving system spreads clouds back in on Friday, with a little bit of light snow Friday night into Saturday morning. Another system quickly follows for Sunday. Right now, this one looks to be warmer, with mostly rain across the region, however, it’s a week away, and a lot can change between now and then. We wouldn’t be surprised at all if the models trend colder, and that system ends up as more of a snow threat than it currently looks like. We’ll worry about that one later in the week.
Monday: A cloudy start, then becoming partly to mostly sunny and breezy. High 33-40 in the morning, then temperatures hold steady or drop a bit in the afternoon.
Monday night: Clear skies in the evening, then clouds start to roll back in after midnight. Low 15-22.
Tuesday: More clouds than sunshine. High 32-39.
Tuesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 18-25.
Wednesday: Cloudy with snow developing, changing to rain at least as far inland as I-95. Becoming windy across Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts. High 31-38, except for southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and southern Rhode Island, where temperatures could jump into the 40s towards evening.
Thursday: Any lingering snow or rain ending early, then gradual clearing is expected. High 28-35.
Friday: A sunny start, then clouds move back in. Some light snow is possible at night. High 25-32.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, some snow showers possible in the morning. High 35-42.
Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, becoming windy across Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts. High 38-45, possibly warmer across southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and southern Rhode Island.