Weekly Outlook: March 9-15, 2020

March Madness is upon us, and we’re not just talking about the NCAA basketball tournament. We’ve got some interesting weather coming up this week.

High pressure slides offshore today, and with southwest winds flowing around that high, we’ve got some very mild weather on tap. Temperatures should get into the 60s in many locations today, with some spots possibly topping 70. Not everywhere will be that warm though. Along the South Coast, those southwest winds will be blowing over water that is still in the 40s, so it”ll be much cooler across the Cape, Islands, Southeastern Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island. A backdoor cold front may move into the New Hampshire Seacoast and possibly northeastern Massachusetts tonight, with much cooler conditions, but it will likely head back northward on Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. Most of the region should be quite mild once again despite some cloudcover. That front brings in some showers late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Temperatures could top 70 degrees in spots this afternoon. Image provided by WeatherBell.

High pressure returns on Wednesday with some sunshine and cooler conditions. The dry weather doesn’t last too long as another weak system moves in Wednesday night. This one will produce some rain showers, but a few wet snowflakes are possible, especially across southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley.

It’s been a very dry start to 2020, so we can use any rain that we can get. Image provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Dry weather returns on Thursday, but again, it looks like it will be a brief respite. Another system moves in for Friday with more rain. While it doesn’t look that heavy right now, it will be a bit more substantial that the system Wednesday night. High pressure builds in behind that system with dry and seasonably cool conditions next weekend.

Monday: Sunshine filtered through some high clouds at times. High 62-69, cooler across the South Coast and Cape Cod.

Monday night: Becoming partly to mostly cloudy. Low 41-48, except 34-41 from Essex County up into the New Hampshire Seacoast and Southern Maine.

Tuesday: Plenty of clouds, breezy, some showers may develop late in the day. High 57-64, cooler across the South Coast and Cape Cod.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy and breezy with showers likely during the evening, some clearing is possible late at night. Low 36-43.

Wednesday: Becoming mostly sunny in the morning, clouds return in the afternoon, chance for a few showers at night, maybe a few wet snowflakes mixed in as well. High 48-55.

Thursday: More clouds than sunshine. High 45-52.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy, and mild again with some rain likely. High 50-57.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 44-51.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 39-46.

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