The big wind event along with some heavy rain from Thursday morning is now behind us. Lingering gusty winds from the west across southeastern New England are now relaxing. A secondary boundary will send another punch of cold air into the region on Friday which will then linger through the weekend. Some lake effect snow bands all the way from the Great Lakes will attempt to cross the Berkshires but for the most part will dry up through Friday. A few may survive the trip as light snow showers into southern NH or the western and northern suburbs of Boston. A disturbance will also pass just south of New England on Friday but far enough offshore to keep any snow over the ocean. The next disturbance will make a run at the area during the second half of the weekend with some threat for snow from late Saturday night through Sunday. I’m not quite sure how this will play out yet as the development and track of low pressure are somewhat in question. Some parts of the region may see a light to possibly moderate snowfall with odds favoring eastern MA and southeastern NH. Once the low does form and move away it will drag down more cold air for Monday, and another disturbance Tuesday should ride further south and east, keeping its snow offshore. We may set up a northeasterly flow, however, around Wednesday, and with lingering low pressure troughing to the south, at least clouds and possibly some light snow may develop across the region. This is a bit far away at day 6, so we’ll see if this pans out or high pressure ends up stronger and fair weather dominates.
Forecast for southeastern New England…
TONIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. A few stray snow showers may reach the western suburbs of Boston and southern NH. Lows 22-27. Wind W diminishing to 5-15 MPH.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Again a risk of a few stray snow showers from southern NH to the suburbs of Boston. Highs 33-38. Wind W shifting to NW increasing to 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 13-18. Wind NW 10-20 MPH. Wind chill below 10 at times.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-33. Wind NW 10-15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Chance of snow toward morning. Lows 18-23. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Highs 28-33. Wind variable 10-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Low 11. High 30.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Low 13. High 33.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Low 18. High 34.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 16. High 33.