We’ve got a fairly typical pattern for Spring as we pass the quarter pole for 2022 and begin April.
A cold front will approach the region tonight with some rain and showers likely, possibly even a thunderstorm. The rain ends Friday morning as the cold front moves through, but the air behind it isn’t that cold, so we’ll remain mild during the day. However, another cold front quickly follows during the evening, with another shower possible ahead of it. High pressure builds in for Saturday with sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures. Clouds return Saturday night as another weak system approaches the region. It may produce a few showers on Sunday, but a washout is not expected. High pressure then builds back in for Monday with dry and cool conditions.
Thursday night: Cloudy and breezy with rain and showers likely, possibly a thunderstorm. Low 47-54.
Friday: Showers end early, otherwise clouds with some afternoon sunny breaks, chance for another shower late in the day, breezy. High 55-62 in the morning, temperatures may start to drop a little in the afternoon.
Friday night: Chance for a shower during the evening, then clearing overnight, still breezy. Low 28-35.
Saturday: Plenty of sunshine. High 48-55.
Saturday night: Increasing clouds. Low 29-36.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with showers possible during the afternoon. High 47-54 in the morning, temperatures may drop in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Showers end in in the evening, followed by late-night clearing. Low 31-38.
No, Mother Nature is not playing an early April Fool’s joke on us, today really will be quite chilly.
The week starts out on a very chilly note as an upper-level low pressure system slowly moves across the Northeast. We’ll have some sunny breaks today but there will be plenty of clouds and possibly a few snow showers or flurries during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be well below normal for late March, with highs only in the 30s, possibly upper 20s in some spots. This will likely break records for the lowest high temperature for the date across much of the Northeast. Add in gusty winds, and wind chills will only be in the teens (or colder), so bundle up if you’re heading outside today. Skies will clear out tonight as high pressure builds in, resulting in a rather cold night, possibly setting low temperature records in spots, as lows drop into the teens in many locations.
High pressure starts to slide off to the east on Tuesday, allowing temperatures to begin to moderate, but it will remain on the chilly side. Wednesday should be milder, but clouds will start to stream into the region as a complex low pressure system heads into the Great Lakes. That system will send a warm front toward the region on Thursday. Ahead of the warm front, we could see a little snow or sleet Wednesday night, especially across the interior. Milder air should eventually move in for Thursday as the warm front finally pushes through, but rain showers are likely Thursday night into early Friday before the storm sends a cold front across the region. How quickly that warm front moves through on Thursday will determine our temperatures. Some of the guidance is showing the potential for temperatures well into the 60s, but some of the models don’t bring the warmer air into the Merrimack Valley or southern New Hampshire until late afternoon or evening, resulting in a much cooler day. Steady rain ends early Friday, but some showers could linger during the day. Next weekend looks dry and cooler as high pressure builds back in.
Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, blustery, chance for a few snow showers or flurries. High 27-34.
Monday night: Becoming clear to partly cloudy, breezy, and cold. Low 14-21.
Tuesday: Morning sun, afternoon clouds, still breezy. High 34-41.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear. Low 19-26.
Wednesday: Early sun, then clouds increase and thicken. A few showers possible at night, maybe mixed with sleet or snow across the interior. High 42-49.
Thursday: Cloudy and breezy with showers likely. High 55-62, possibly a little cooler across southern New Hampshire.
Friday: More clouds than sunshine, breezy, chance for a few more showers. High 56-63.
Saturday: Partly sunny, breezy, and cooler. High 46-53.
The weather won’t exactly be that great for the next few days, but it could be a lot worse.
Rain will become steadier and heavier this evening and tonight as low pressure passes south and east of Cape Cod. The rain should taper off and end toward daybreak, then we’ll see some clearing, and temperatures will actually turn a bit milder for Friday afternoon. However, an upper-level low pressure system will slowly make its way into the Northeast, and will take all weekend to do so. What that means for actual weather is we’ll have sunshine in the morning, then clouds will develop, with a few pop-up showers both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will also be a bit cooler. In fact, with cold air aloft, some of those showers could contain some graupel, which is small, soft hail. Even colder air moves in for Monday, which will feel more like winter than spring, with temperatures likely in the 30s for highs. Don’t be surprised if there’s a snow flurry or two as that upper-level low will be slow to depart.
Thursday night: Rain likely, tapering off toward daybreak. Low 37-44.
Friday: Any lingering showers end early, some clearing during the afternoon. High 55-62.
Friday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 34-41.
Saturday: Sunshine and afternoon clouds, chance for a shower or two. High 50-57.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 32-39.
Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy, chance for a shower or two. High 45-52.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 20-27.
Monday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy, slight chance for a rain or snow shower. High 31-38.
Now that Spring has officially arrived, cooler weather will return.
The week starts off with high pressure building into eastern Canada, providing us with sunshine and seasonably cool conditions for today and Tuesday. By Wednesday, that high will start to slide eastward as low pressure heads toward the Great Lakes, sending some clouds our way. Precipitation looks to spread in Wednesday night, and there may be enough cold air in place that allows it to start as some snow or a wintry mix, at least across the interior. Everything should go over to plain rain on Thursday, and some of it could be heavy as a secondary area of low pressure develops nearby and moves right across the region. Rain ends early Friday as that low pulls away, but with another upper-level low pressure area slowly moving in, we’ll start have a decent amount of cloud cover along with the threat of some pop-up showers Friday afternoon. For the weekend, that upper-level low will cross the Northeast, and a new area of low pressure will develop at the surface near the Mid-Atlantic coast. While the surface low may be too far offshore to have much impact, it may interact with the upper-level low to produce some additional rain or snow showers next weekend.
Monday: Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds, breezy. High 47-54.
Monday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 29-36.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. High 43-50.
Tuesday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 25-32.
Wednesday: Some sun in the morning, then clouds move in during the afternoon with rain or snow showers developing in the evening. High 41-48.
Thursday: Cloudy with rain likely, possibly some wintry mix across the interior during the early morning. High 42-49.
Friday: Rain ends early, otherwise plenty of clouds and a few sunny breaks, slight chance for an afternoon shower. High 52-59.
Saturday: More clouds than sunshine with a rain or snow shower possible. High 47-54.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for a few rain or snow shower. High 45-52.
If there’s one constant to expect this weekend, it’s change. We’ve got some big swings coming up over the next few days.
Showers end this evening as low pressure pulls away to the south and east of New England. High pressure builds into the region for Friday with a very mild airmass accompanying it on southwest to west winds. With sunshine during the day, we’ll see temperatures get well into the 60s for much of the area, with lower 70s likely at many locations away from the coast. Right along the coastline, especially the South Coast, a seabreeze is likely, and with water temperatures still in the 40s, we’ll see temperatures drop into the 40s right at the water’s edge, with 50s a short distance inland. Clouds will start to move in late in the day as low pressure begins to approach the Northeast. Rain will move in early Saturday morning along with much cooler conditions. In fact, Saturday does not look like a pleasant day, with occasional rain and temperatures only in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Sunday looks a little better, but with an upper-level low crossing the Northeast, we’ll still have some clouds and possibly a few showers, with temperatures again mainly in the 50s, which is actually above normal for mid-March. High pressure starts to build back in on Monday with partly to mostly sunny skies, but temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, right around where we should for the middle of March.
Thursday night: Showers ending by midnight, some clearing late at night. Low 40-47.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and mild, clouds start to increase late in the day. High 65-72, cooler along the coast.
Friday night: Becoming cloudy with rain developing before daybreak. Low 39-46.
Saturday: Cloudy and cooler with occasional rain and showers. High 48-55.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with rain ending during the evening. Low 43-50.
Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a few showers possible, breezy. High 55-62.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 34-41.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy at times. High 49-56.
Astronomical spring begins on Sunday at 11:33am, but we’re already 2 weeks into meteorological spring, and this week it will feel like it.
High pressure slides offshore today, allowing for milder air to move back into the region. Tuesday looks to be mild as well, but a cold front will be dropping southward with a weak area of low pressure riding along it. This may bring in a few showers Tuesday night, possibly even mixed with a little wet snow across central and southern New Hampshire. That front will stall out nearby, so areas to the south may stay mild on Wednesday, but much of the region will be on the cooler side, though still a little above normal for mid-March. Thursday looks to be similar with some clouds and possibly even a few showers as another low pressure system passes by to the south. This brings us to Friday, which is most definitely the pick of the week.
Low pressure will head into the Great Lakes, sending a warm front across the region. With some sunshine and southwesterly winds, temperatures should get well into the 60s away from the South Coast, with lower 70s possible. Saturday’s forecast is a bit trickier. That storm system will head into southeastern Canada, with 1 of 2 things possibly happening – We could have another very warm day with showers developing ahead of a cold front or a secondary area of low pressure develops off the Mid-Atlantic coast, resulting in more rain and significantly cooler temperatures. We’re going to lean towards the first scenario for now, but are cognizant of the fact that the second one is just as likely to happen. Either way, Sunday looks drier and seasonably cool.
Monday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 47-54.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy. Low 34-41.
Tuesday: Plenty of clouds with a few late-day showers possible, mainly north of the Mass Pike. High 55-62, a little cooler across southern New Hampshire.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with showers during the evening north of the Mass Pike, possibly mixed with snow across southern New Hampshire. Low 32-39.
Wednesday: Becoming partly to mostly sunny. High 51-58, cooler along the coast.
Thursday: Intervals of clouds and sun, chance for a shower, especially near the South Coast. High 56-63.
Friday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 64-71, cooler along the South Coast.
Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with showers likely, ending in the afternoon. High 50-57.
Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy, and cool. High 51-58.
While the clocks “spring ahead” with Daylight Saving Time beginning this weekend, we’ll still be dealing with winter at times.
High pressure remains in control into Friday with generally dry weather. We’ll be on the chilly side tonight, but temperatures should rebound nicely on Friday, though we’ll see clouds streaming in and thickening up late in the day. This is in advance of a developing low pressure system that will impact us on Saturday. Earlier in the week, it looked like this system would pass west of us, with strong southerly winds bringing in very mild air and rainfall. Well, the latest indications are that the storm will pass right across southern New England, or possibly even south of it. This means that it won’t be as windy or warm as we were thinking earlier, but we’re not looking at a major snowstorm, it’ll still be too mild. We’ll have rain developing by daybreak Saturday, and it could be heavy at times during the day. It may still be quite breezy along the South Coast and across Cape Cod if the system does move across southern New England. Once it passes by during the afternoon it will continue to intensify, with strong northwest winds behind it ushering much colder air back in by late in the day. This will likely result in the rain changing to snow before it ends in the evening. How quickly it changes over and how quickly it moves out will determine whether the snow will accumulate. Right now, the best odds for any accumulation will be from central Massachusetts into southwestern and central New Hampshire. Farther north and west, this will be quite a storm for ski country, which is good news for them.
Behind the storm, we’ll clear out for Saturday night and Sunday with high pressure building in. It will be breezy and quite chilly, but this won’t last long. Winds will subside Sunday afternoon, and as the high moves off to the east, temperatures will moderate nicely on Monday.
Thursday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 24-31.
Friday: Some morning sun, then increasing and thickening clouds. High 46-53.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, rain develops before daybreak. Low 31-38.
Saturday: Rain, heavy at times, possibly changing to snow late in the day, becoming windy. High 45-52, possibly a little warmer across southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Temperatures will quickly drop during the afternoon
Saturday night: Windy with rain or snow showers ending in the evening, clearing late at night. Low 16-23.
Sunday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 30-37.
Sunday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 23-30.
Monday: Mostly sunny, some clouds may pop up in the afternoon. High 46-53.
As you’d expect as we get into Spring, things will change quite a bit this week.
Low pressure will pass across New England today, bringing some rain in, mainly this afternoon and evening. With temperatures remaining mild, especially across Massachusetts, there’s even the potential for a rumble of thunder. The system pulls away tonight, setting up a sunny but breezy and cooler day on Tuesday. Another system passes by to the south on Wednesday, close enough for some clouds, but most of the precipitation with the system likely stays south of New England, though we could see a rain or snow shower reach the South Coast. By Thursday, we’ll start to turn milder once again as high pressure slides offshore, setting up the end of the week and the weekend.
On Friday, low pressure will start to head up the Ohio Valley, crossing the Northeast on Saturday as it intensifies. We should be breezy and mild ahead of it, with rain likely Friday night into Saturday. Some of the models show the potential for very strong winds and potentially some heavy rain, but it’s still 5-6 days away, so for now it’s just potential. The system drags a cold front through later on Saturday, which may allow the rain to end as snow across the region, then windy and colder weather settles in for Sunday.
Monday: Cloudy and mild with periods of rain and showers during the afternoon. High 53-60, except 45-52 across southern New Hampshire.
Monday night: Rain during the evening, possibly a rumble of thunder, some clearing after midnight, breezy. Low 29-36.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 39-46.
Tuesday night: Clear during the evening, clouds start to move in late at night. Low 20-27.
Wednesday: Plenty of clouds, just a slight chance for a rain or snow shower along the South Coast and Cape Cod. High 39-46.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 46-53.
Friday: Morning sun, clouds move in during the afternoon, showers develop late at night. High 47-54.
Saturday: Cloudy and windy with rain likely, possibly mixing with wet snow before ending at night. High 53-60.
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds., breezy, and colder. High 30-37.
Winter or Spring? It depends on your definition, as March could be either. In terms of the forecast for the next few days, we’ll have both.
For most people, spring (a.k.a. astronomical spring), begins with the vernal equinox, which takes place this year on Sunday March 20 at 11:33AM. For others, meteorological or climatological spring began on March 1. No matter which definition you use, it will feel like winter into Friday. High pressure builds in tonight, with clearing and very cold conditions. Temperatures will likely drop into the single numbers in some of the cold spots Friday morning. Friday will also be rather chilly despite ample sunshine. The high slides off to the east on Saturday as low pressure heads toward the Great Lakes. It will send a warm front toward our area. The front will be accompanied by plenty of clouds, and although temperatures will turn milder with the high sliding offshore, the real mild air won’t be here yet.
Saturday night, that warm front moves through with a few showers possible, but temperatures will rise overnight. Could be there a little freezing rain or sleet over the interior right at the start? Sure it’s possible, but right now, it looks like temperatures might be a tad too warm by the time any precipitation arrives. This sets up a Sunday that will definitely feel like spring, as gusty southwest winds send temperatures to near or even over 60 degrees across the area, except for the South Coast, where the wind off the still-chilly water will act as a seabreeze. What’s the catch? We’ll still have plenty of clouds along with some showers as low pressure passes north and west of the region.
As the system moves by, it will try to drag a cold front across the area, but it doesn’t look like it will get all the way through. This has implications for Monday. Areas south of the front will stay quite mild Sunday night, while it will turn cooler north of the front. By Monday, another system quickly approaches from the southwest. This one looks a little more potent, but it will ride along that stalled out frontal boundary. Rain will redevelop in the afternoon, and it could be heavy in spots. North of the front, as colder air moves in, we could see a change to snow, especially Monday night into early Tuesday. We’ll look at this in much greater detail in our Weekly Outlook early Monday morning.
Thursday night: Clear and cold. Low 7-14.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 28-35.
Friday night: Clear during the evening, some clouds start to filter in late at night. Low 13-20.
Saturday: Increasing and thickening clouds. High 36-43.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers, possibly a little wintry mix well inland. Low 27-34 during the evening, temperatures rise overnight.
Sunday: Cloudy, windy, and mild with occasional showers. High 57-64, a little cooler along the South Coast.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy. Low 40-47.
Monday: Cloudy with periods of rain or showers developing, possibly mixed with snow or sleet well inland by late in the day and at night. High 47-54, possibly cooler across southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.