Weekly Outlook: December 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022

The final days of 2021 will feature an active weather pattern that doesn’t really do too much.

High pressure starts the week off with sunshine, but clouds quickly move in later today ahead of a weak storm system moving toward the region. This system will lose much of its punch, and the bulk of its precipitation will stay to our south, but a few snow showers or some spotty freezing rain are possible early Tuesday as it moves through, with mainly rain showers south of Boston. Another system quickly follows for Tuesday night and Wednesday with a few rain or snow showers. Yet another weak system may bring in a few more showers on Thursday. High pressure brings in dry and seasonable conditions for New Years Eve. If you’re heading out for any First Night festivities, the weather shouldn’t be an issue. New Years Day also looks decent with high pressure in control.

Normal high temperatures are in the upper 30s to lower 40s at the end of December. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Sunday is where we could have problems. As we’ve mentioned numerous times later, the forecast models have been, well, awful, beyond a few days (and sometimes beyond a few hours), so this is a very low confidence forecast. However, many of the models have been indicating a period of stormy conditions centered around next Sunday and/or Monday. We’re going to keep the forecast very general for now, and hope that we have some more clarity by the time we get to the Weekend Outlook on Thursday.

Sunday could be stormy, but the details are still fuzzy. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Monday: Morning sun, clouds return in the afternoon. High 30-37.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, showers developing late south of Boston, snow showers or freezing rain north and west. Low 22-29 during the evening, temperatures may rise after midnight.

Tuesday: Early clouds and lingering showers give way to some afternoon sunshine. High 42-49.

Tuesday night: Cloudy with some snow or rain showers possible. Low 27-34.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, slight chance for a rain or snow shower. High 39-46.

Thursday: Cloudy with a few showers possible. High 40-47.

New Years Eve: Partly to mostly sunny. High 38-45.

New Years Day: Some early sun, then becoming cloudy. High 39-46.

Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of…..something. High 38-45.

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