Weekly Outlook: February 3-9, 2020

Yesterday was Groundhog Day and also the end of football season, but today brings us a sign that Winter will be over soon and Spring is right around the corner. It’s Truck Day! The Red Sox equipment truck leaves Fenway today to begin the drive down the coast on I-95, eventually heading over to I-75 to arrive in Fort Myers, Florida later this week. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training a week from tomorrow. As for the weather, we’ve got a Spring preview today, but the rest of the week won’t be as pleasant.

Sick of winter? Today is Red Sox Truck Day! Spring training isn’t far behind. Image provided by Boston Herald.

A warm front will cross the region this morning, with high pressure briefly building in behind it. There could be a little patchy fog this morning, but sunshine should develop, with high temperatures getting into the 40s, maybe even topping 50 in some spots. Unfortunately, today is the pick of the week. A storm system will approach on Tuesday, with some showers likely. As colder air settles in behind the system, a change to wet snow is possible Tuesday night and Wednesday morning before the precipitation ends. There might be enough to coat the ground in some spots, but that’s about it.

Temperatures should get well into the 40s across the region this afternoon. Image provided by WeatherBell.

As our storm pulls away, another one quickly follows as the pattern starts to get more active. Precipitation ahead of this system moves in Wednesday night and with colder air in place it will likely start as snow. Some accumulations are likely, but they should be mostly light to moderate the farther north you go, with a change to sleet and then rain from south to north Thursday morning. It’s a little too early for specifics, but if this threat continues, we’ll have a special blog post before the storm with amounts. The Thursday morning commute will likely be impacted by this storm.

We get a brief break Thursday afternoon, then another storm heads our way for Thursday night and Friday. Right now, this one looks like mostly rain, and probably quite a bit of rain, but that is not etched in stone just yet. While we’re expecting it to be quite mild with the storm passing near or just north of the region, thus putting most of the region in the warm sector, there is still some uncertainty in exactly where the storm tracks. The farther south and east it tracks, the better the chance cooler temperatures and for some snow across the interior, especially well north and west of Boston.

There is quite a bit of disagreement among the models as to temperatures around here on Friday. Images provided by Pivotal Weather,

Our active pattern looks to continue into the weekend, as another system moves through, with some snow possible Sunday. There’s plenty of uncertainty on this one as well, so stay tuned.

Monday: Some patchy fog early, then becoming partly sunny. High 41-48.

Monday night: Increasing clouds. Low 26-33.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers. High 38-45.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with showers possibly changing to snow showers, mainly north and west of Boston. Low 29-36.

Wednesday: Snow or rain showers end in the morning, some sunny breaks may develop in the afternoon. Snow redevelops late at night. High 35-42.

Thursday: Cloudy with snow in the morning, changing to over to sleet and freezing rain, then all rain during the afternoon. Rain may be heavy at night. High 35-42.

Friday: Cloudy and breezy with rain tapering off to showers during the afternoon, ending in the evening. High 44-51, except 36-43 from southern Maine and the NH Seacoast across to central NH.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy, and colder. High 29-36.

Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of snow. High 33-40.

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