DAYS 1-5 (MARCH 31-APRIL 4)…
The volatility of Spring will be on display as we end March and begin April. What we do know: Changes will be frequent and sometimes very pronounced. What we don’t know: The small details, but below I’ll try to give a breakdown of how I expect it to go and as always a fine-tuning will be done in updates to come… First, as we say goodbye to March, we’ll do so with a reminder of the warmer than normal weather that dominated a good portion of the month. This will be done with a strong southwest wind, however, which will take away from what would be a otherwise a very enjoyable day. A cold front approaching tonight and Friday will bring cloudiness and several rounds of rain showers. And then comes the transition to colder weather during April’s first weekend. With the upper level trough slow to pass and one front in the vicinity, I’m going to lean a little more pessimistic than I had been before on Saturday’s forecast, keeping lots of clouds and the chance of rain showers in it. A small but intensifying low pressure area will move across the region in the early hours of Sunday, dragging a very late season Arctic cold front through, bringing strong winds, much colder air, and a chance of snow showers Sunday. There’s even the risk of a period of snow with the low itself that may result in some accumulation of snow for parts of the region Sunday morning, depending on timing. Quick-moving systems mean that the next round of unsettled weather, in the form of snow or mix, may arrive by later Monday, depending on the movement of a wave of low pressure coming out of the Great Lakes region.
TODAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s South Coast / Cape Cod, 60s elsewhere, may touch 70 in valleys. Wind SW increasing to 15-30 MPH with gusts over 35 MPH.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Episodes of rain showers, especially overnight. Lows in the 50s. Wind SW 15-30 MPH with gusts over 35 MPH.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Episodes of rain showers. Highs in the 60s. Wind SW 15-25 MPH with higher gusts.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Episodes of rain showers. Lows in the 40s. Wind W 5-15 MPH with higher gusts.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers day and evening. Period of rain/mix to snow overnight. Temperatures steady in the 40s day falling to the 30s evening.
SUNDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Very windy. Temperatures steady in the 30s.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. PM snow/mix possible. Lows in the 20s. Highs around 40.
DAYS 6-10 (APRIL 5-9)…
Showers of snow/mix possible early April 5 otherwise windy. Fair April 6. Mix/rain possible April 7. Chance of rain/mix/snow April 8, then rain/snow showers April 9. Temperatures below normal throughout the period.
DAYS 11-15 (APRIL 10-14)…
A shift to milder weather with fair weather for the most part except some mid-period rain showers.