DAYS 1-5 (DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 2)
The deep freeze goes on and will only slightly loosen its grip for a day Saturday as a wave of low pressure passes just south of the region with a threat of some snow (not a big storm) especially for southern areas. Behind this will come a reinforcement of arctic cold for the changing of the year. A wave of low pressure should bring some clouds later Monday and early Tuesday but at this time it looks like any snow will stay to the south. Details…
TODAY: Partly cloudy. Early morning snow showers possible outer Cape Cod. Highs 10-15 except 15-20 Cape Cod. Wind light NW.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 5-10 interior, 10-15 coast. Wind light N.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. A period of snow possible mainly from the Boston area to Worcester area southward. Expected snow accumulations from a coating to 1 inch Boston area to Worcester area to the Plymouth MA and Providence RI areas, 1-3 inches closer to the South Coast and 3-6 inches on the islands and outer Cape Cod. Highs 15-22. Wind N to NE 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Lows -5 to 0 interior, 0-5 coast. Wind N to NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts. Wind chill near to below -10 at times.
SUNDAY – NEW YEAR’S EVE: Sunny day. Clear evening. Daytime highs 8-13 except 13-18 Cape Cod. Evening temperatures fall toward 0 interior and 10 or a little below Boston and coast. Wind N to NW 15-25 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill will below 0 at times.
MONDAY – NEW YEAR’S DAY: Increasing clouds. Lows -8 to +3. Highs 10-20.
TUESDAY: Clearing. Lows 0-10. Highs 10-20.
DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 3-7)
Will watch 2 storm threats, leaning toward a graze or miss for the first (about January 4) and a graze or hit for the second (about January 6), but this is very preliminary and will be watched and fine-tuned. More confidently, temperatures will continue below to much below normal.
DAYS 11-15 (JANUARY 8-12)
More cold weather. Snow/mix threats early and again late in the period with dry weather between.