Wednesday Forecast

2:35AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 4)
On this final day of the first month of 2018, we stand about half way through a winter that was front loaded with cold and a fair amount of snow, though not excessive. If you happen to be reading this prior to 6:40AM, and provided you have an unobstructed view of the western horizon, you still have a chance to view the super blue blood moon, but I must qualify this. The “blood” part is only that, part, as in “partial”, as a lunar eclipse that will be total for the Pacific Ocean area will be just getting underway in the final ten or so minutes before setting, so you may barely notice a reddish tint to the moon as it begins to enter the earth’s shadow. These days, finding the best view online is easy, so some of you may be doing that – putting yourself in the area of best view, virtually. Looking forward, we will enter February in a weather pattern that will be dominated by colder than normal air and fairly frequent passing systems, some promising to deliver additional snow, though looking about as far ahead as I can I’m not seeing any strong signals of any blockbuster snowstorms. The next threat comes early Friday when a cold front passes and the rain showers that accompany it will evolve into a period of snow as moisture lingers behind the front as the cold air returns to the region. High pressure will move in behind this and bring dry and cold weather for Saturday. On its heals will come the next wave of low pressure on Sunday, probably tracking just north of the region but producing snow showers as the air will remain cold enough. Forecast details…
TODAY: Mostly sunny start then increasing clouds leading to a mostly cloudy finish. Highs 27-34. Wind NW 10-20 MPH early then diminishing.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 21-27. Wind W under 10 MPH.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. A brief period of snow possible through mid morning, favoring northern MA and southern NH. Chance of rain showers late in the day. Highs 37-43. Wind W up to 10 MPH morning, SW 10-20 MPH afternoon.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Rain arriving west to east late evening, turning to snow west to east overnight with minor accumulation likely. Lows 27-34. Wind SW 5-15 MPH shifting to NW.
FRIDAY: Cloudy start with snow ending as snow showers, then decreasing clouds and increasing sun. Temperatures steady 27-34 early then falling through 20s by late day. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows from the upper 0s to middle 10s. Highs in the 20s.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows in the 10s. Highs from the middle 20s to lower 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 5-9)
Watching a possible storm of snow and/or mix for early in the period and another threat of winter precipitation about February 7-8 as the pattern remains active. Temperatures near to below normal.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 10-14)
Additional threats of winter precipitation come during this period as the pattern stays the same. Temperatures near to below normal.

Tuesday Forecast

7:33AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3)
Always fun watching systems evolve and put more snow where you said less, or less snow where you said more, or both. Regardless, snowy morning, improvement this afternoon, and the active pattern sends the next event in here Thursday and early Friday in the form of a cold front. A significant shot of cold air awaits for the start of the weekend.
TODAY: Overcast with additional snow of 1/2 to 2 inches (1-4 total with isolated heavier) this morning. Breaking clouds this afternoon. Temperatures steady 26-32. Wind N 5-15 MPH gusting to 25 MPH. Minor to moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide this morning.
TONIGHT: Clearing. Lows 12-17. Wind NW 5-15 MPH. Wind chill below 10 at times.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-34. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain/snow. Lows in the 20s. Highs from the middle 30s to lower 40s.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with mix/snow showers morning. Partly cloudy afternoon. Temperatures starting out middle 30s to lower 40s, falling to the 20s by late.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 10s. Highs in the 20s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 4-8)
Disturbances bring chance of snow or snow showers February 4, 6, and 8. Temperatures below normal.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 9-13)
Active pattern with a couple more disturbances bringing precipitation chances. Temperatures near to below normal.

Monday Forecast

1:31AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 2)
Low pressure will develop and move northeastward along a frontal boundary offshore through early Tuesday. This will be a fast-moving wave of low pressure which will keep the bulk of its precipitation offshore, but not all of it, and a minor accumulating snow event will occur in southeastern MA. An upper level disturbance passes mainly south of the region Tuesday behind the departing low but may be close enough for a few snow showers. High pressure brings fair and cold weather for the final day of January on Wednesday. The next low pressure area will track north of the region Thursday and early Friday, dragging its warm front through the region Thursday and its cold front early Friday. This will not be a major event but will produce some light precipitation which may include some snow on Friday. Forecast details…
TODAY: Some morning sun possible north central MA and southern NH in the morning, otherwise cloudy. Late-day rain/snow arrives Cape Cod. Highs 34-49. Wind N to NE 5-15 MPH increasing to 10-20 MPH with higher gusts especially southeastern areas by late in the day.
TONIGHT: Overcast. Rain to snow eastern part of Cape Cod and Nantucket, snow western part of Cape Cod through southeastern MA and a lighter period of snow RI up the I-95 corridor. Snow accumulation 1-3 inches from Plymouth MA to New Bedford MA eastward to the Mid Cape region with a slight chance of an isolated 3-5 inch amount in there, and a coating to 1 inch east of there and in the I-95 corridor. Lows 26-31. Wind NE 5-15 MPH except 15-25 MPH with higher gusts Cape Cod.
TUESDAY: Variably cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Temperatures steady 26-31. Wind N 5-15 MPH gusting 20-25 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Lows 12-17. Wind NW 5-15 MPH. Wind chill below 10 at times.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-34. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain/snow. Lows in the 20s. Highs from the middle 30s to lower 40s.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with mix/snow showers morning. Partly cloudy afternoon. Temperatures starting out middle 30s to lower 40s, falling to the 20s by late.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 3-7)
Disturbances bring chance of snow or snow showers February 4 and 6 otherwise mainly dry and on the cold side.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 8-12)
Disturbances bring precipitation risks about every other day with temperatures near to below normal.

Sunday Forecast

11:40AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 1)
No significant changes on this post. A cold front pushed through the region and will settle to the south of the region and slow down as a wave of low pressure develops and moves along it, keeping the bulk of its precipitation offshore but tossing a little snow into southeastern MA for a period of time late Monday. An upper disturbance may produce a few snow showers Tuesday before high pressure moves in Wednesday for a cold/dry end to the month. A warm front will push into the region on Thursday with clouds but milder weather.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers South Coast through early afternoon. Highs 45-52. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 28-35. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Cloudy. Chance of mix/snow mainly late and night mainly southeastern MA, mix most likely at the onset. Highs 33-39. Wind N to NE 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. A period of snow southeastern MA with minor accumulation. Lows 25-32. Wind NE to N 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 28-35. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 10s. Highs from the lower to middle 30s.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 20s. Highs from the middle 30s to lower 40s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 2-6)
Cold front pushes through the region Friday February 2 with a risk of rain showers turning to snow showers but will monitor in case a wave of low pressure enhances precipitation. Fair, cold Saturday February 3. A disturbance may bring a few snow showers Sunday February 4. Fair, cold Monday February 5. Looking at the risk of some snow by February 6 depending on the track of low pressure moving into the region.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 7-11)
Expecting a battle between cold air from Canada and milder air in the southeastern US likely resulting in some unsettled episodes of weather here along with variable temperatures.

Saturday Forecast

9:36AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 27-31)
January’s final stretch is here – 5 days to go, and there will be several changes in the weather during this time. First, however, through mid morning watch for patches of black ice due to the formation of moisture on still below-freezing surfaces as milder air starts to arrive. This will vanish quickly later in the morning and we’ll have a mild, dry, and windy day with a strengthening southwesterly air flow. A cold front will cross the region Sunday with most of the rain shower activity in the morning and midday. Still watching for the formation of low pressure moving up along this boundary Monday and it still appears that the bulk of it will pass offshore late Monday, but not far enough to completely miss parts the region with a period of snow, as colder air will have moved in. The most likely area to see this is southeastern MA. An upper level disturbance may produce lingering snow showers Tuesday before high pressure moves in with a cold and more tranquil finish to the month on Wednesday. Forecast details…
TODAY: Mostly sunny morning. Partly sunny afternoon. Highs 45-52. Wind SW 5-15 MPH morning, 10-20 MPH gusting 25-35 MPH afternoon.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows 40-45. Wind SW 10-20 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers through early afternoon. Highs 45-52. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 28-35. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Cloudy. Chance of mix/snow mainly late and night mainly southeastern MA, mix most likely at the onset. Highs 33-39. Wind N to NE 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows from the lower to middle 20s. Highs from the upper 20s to lower 30s.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 10s. Highs from the lower to middle 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 1-5)
A warm front arrives February 1 with some cloudiness and milder air. A cold front swings through at some point February 2 which will be an unsettle day. The questions are the timing of the front and whether or not there will be a wave of low pressure coming up along the front. This will determine precipitation type and amount. Early call is a mild start with rain showers ending as snow showers but cannot rule out a period of steadier snow. Mostly fair and colder weather February 3-5 except a weak disturbance may produce a few snow showers about February 4.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 6-10)
Looking for battle between cold air from Canada and milder air in the southeastern US likely resulting in some unsettled episodes of weather here along with variable temperatures.

Friday Forecast

7:25AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 26-30)
High pressure brings a tranquil winter’s day today then moves offshore and allows a warm-up for Saturday. After that, a cold front will move through Saturday night and Sunday with rain showers. This front will settle offshore Sunday night and low pressure will develop on it and pass southeast of New England Monday and Tuesday with some threat of precipitation at that time. It appears the bulk of the action may remain offshore but some upper level energy will hang back near the coast at least enough to produce snow showers. Will still have to watch the evolution of this as several scenarios are still possible, ranging from virtually no snow to a widespread episode of it. Forecast details…
TODAY: Sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind light N.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows 10-15 interior rural areas, 15-20 elsewhere except 20-25 South Coast. Wind light variable becoming light SW.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny morning. Partly sunny afternoon. Highs 45-52. Wind SW 5-15 MPH morning, 10-20 MPH gusting 25-35 MPH afternoon.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows 40-45. Wind SW 10-20 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers through early afternoon. Highs 45-52. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of mix/snow mainly afternoon and night. Lows from the upper 20s to middle 30s. Highs from the middle to upper 30s.
TUESDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows from the lower to middle 20s. Highs from the upper 20s to lower 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 4)
Dry and cold January 31, milder February 1. Strong front brings rain showers February 2 which may end as mix/snow as it starts mild then turns colder. Fair, colder weekend of February 3-4.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 5-9)
Looking for battle between cold air from Canada and milder air in the southeastern US likely resulting in some unsettled episodes of weather here along with variable temperatures. Fair too early for any deterministic details.

Thursday Forecast

7:42AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 25-29)
High pressure brings dry and cold weather today and Friday, then moves offshore to allow a warm up Saturday before a front arrives with a rain shower threat Sunday. This front will be not far offshore when it slows down Monday and we’ll have to watch an area of low pressure forming on it. If it’s close enough, a mix/snow threat will result. Leaning toward it being more offshore for now but it’s several days away so confidence is not too high.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 10-17. Wind NW to N 5-15 MPH
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the 40s.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the 50s.
MONDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of mix/snow showers. Temperatures falling 40s to 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3)
Risk of snow showers January 30 as a disturbance is nearby and dry January 31 as high pressure moves in, with cold weather expected. Moderating February 1-2 with a risk of unsettled weather by February 2, then turning dry/colder end of period.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 4-8)
Temperatures near to below normal with 1 or 2 mix/snow threats possible.

Wednesday Forecast

7:39AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 24-28)
Watch for icy spots early to mid morning before sun, wind, and above freezing temperatures combine to eliminate it. Dry weather will dominate through Saturday with a trend to colder through Thursday, staying on the cold side Friday, then moderating as the weekend arrives. By Sunday, mild air will dominate and the next precipitation threat will be rain showers. Forecast details…
TODAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 35-42. Wind W 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 15-22. Wind NW 5-15 MPH with higher gusts.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 10-17. Wind NW to N 5-15 MPH
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the 40s.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the 50s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 2)
Turning colder and breezy with a few rain and/or snow showers January 29. Fair and chilly January 30-31. Milder to start February with unsettled weather possible by February 2.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 3-7)
Turning colder during this period. Watching for a possible mix/snow threat mid to late period.

Tuesday Forecast

7:37AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 23-27)
The front that came down from the north early yesterday attempted to move back to the north and was met with a struggle due to stubborn cold air at the surface, which held temperatures near to below freezing in a good portion of central to northeastern MA and southern NH, resulting in freezing drizzle, some freezing rain, and icy conditions. The warm air finally wins out today though, preceded by fog in areas that are still cool, and accompanied by wet weather including some heavy rainfall. All of this clears the region west to east by tonight as a strong cold front from the west pushes through, and then the middle to late part of the week will be cold and dry before it moderates to start the weekend. Forecast details…
TODAY: Lingering icy areas central MA and southern NH early. Overcast through mid afternoon with areas of fog and drizzle through mid morning then numerous rain showers, some heavy including the chance of thunder, from late morning through mid afternoon except later afternoon Cape Cod as clouds break in areas to the west. Highs 52-60. Wind light E early then S increasing to 15-25 MPH with gusts above 30 MPH except above 40 MPH from the I-95 belt eastward.
TONIGHT: Clearing. Lows 33-40. Wind W 15-25 MPH with higher gusts.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny. Highs 35-42. Wind W 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 15-22. Wind NW 5-15 MPH with higher gusts.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 28-35. Wind NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 10s. Highs from the upper 20s to lower 30s.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the 40s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 1)
Mild and windy with a risk of rain showers January 28 into January 29 then windy and colder later January 29 into January 30 with drier weather. Continued dry and more tranquil but still chilly through January 31. A turn to milder February 1 may be accompanied by light precipitation.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 2-6)
Mild and unsettled February 2 then drier and a little colder followed by a possible winter precipitation threat later in the period. Timing will be very uncertain this far out.

Monday Forecast

7:39AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 22-26)
A cold front slipped quietly through from north to south overnight and will make its way back northward as a warm front, but will take about 24 hours to do so, resulting in a cool, damp Monday. It may be cold enough over interior northern MA and southern NH for a little snow/sleet/ice. We get into the warm sector but with more wet weather Tuesday until a cold front moves through from west to east. This will be followed by colder, dry weather for the middle to end of the week.
Forecast details…
TODAY: Cloudy. Chance of light rain except light snow/sleet/rain north central MA and southern NH. Highs 36-43. Wind N to NE up to 10 MPH.
TONIGHT: Cloudy. Rain likely except a period of freezing rain possible interior valleys north central MA and southern NH evening. Lows 30-38 evening, rising to 38-45 overnight. Wind light NE to E, shifting to SE overnight.
TUESDAY: Cloudy. Numerous rain showers, some possibly heavy, with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 46-53. Wind S 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and windy. Temperatures falling from the 40s to the 20s.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy. Lows from the middle 10s to lower 20s. Highs from the upper 20s to middle 30s.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 10s. Highs in the 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 27-31)
Weekend will be milder with dry weather January 27 and rain showers January 28. Windy/colder start to next week then dry and more tranquil but still on the chilly side for the final couple days of January as high pressure dominates.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 1-5)
Look for a shift to milder but also somewhat unsettled weather to start the month of February.