The week won’t be completely quiet, but dry weather is expected for Red Sox Opening Day on Thursday.
The week starts off with high pressure moving offshore, allowing for a dry day today, but clouds will be on the increase ahead of a weak storm system. That system will pass south of the region tonight, with some rain showers likely, possibly mixed with a little snow, especially across the hills and into southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley. Skies will be slow to clear out on Tuesday behind the system with an upper-level disturbance moving through, possibly producing another shower or two. High pressure builds in for Tuesday night and Wednesday with clearing skies and seasonable temperatures. A cold front moves through Wednesday night or early Thursday with a few rain or snow showers likely.
For Red Sox Opening Day on Thursday, skies should become partly to mostly sunny, but it will be on the breezy and cool side. For first pitch a little after 2pm, it will only be around 42 degrees, but when you factor in the northwest winds at 10-20 mph gusting to 30 mph, it will feel like it’s only in the lower to middle 30s.
Friday will turn warmer as winds shift into the southwest, but clouds will be on the increase again ahead of the next storm system. The details are still a little fuzzy on this one, but for now, it looks like we’ll have periods of rain at some point between Friday night and Sunday, though it could start and/or end as snow across southern New Hampshire and the Worcester Hills. As for temperatures, the models all show a warm front moving in, but how far north it gets is up for debate. South of the front, temperatures could climb into the 60s, north of it, they may stay in the 40s (or 30s). We should have more clarity when it’s time for our Weekend outlook on Thursday.
Monday: Morning sunshine, increasing and thickening clouds in the afternoon, showers develop late in the day. High 50-57.
Monday night: Cloudy with some light rain and showers likely, possibly mixed with wet snow before ending. Low 31-38.
Tuesday: Clouds and some afternoon sunny breaks, a shower or two is possible. High 41-48.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 26-33.
Wednesday: Sunshine and a few clouds, chance for a rain or snow shower at night. High 46-53.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 40-47.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy, showers developing at night. High 45-52.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and windy with rain likely. High 59-66, potentially much cooler north of the Mass Pike.
Sunday: Early showers, then becoming partly sunny and breezy. High 43-50.