High pressure brings us quiet weather Saturday as the colder air mass continues to settle over eastern Massachusetts. Although we start out with plenty of sunshine early in the day, cloud cover does increase during the afternoon. Lighter winds will be a welcome relief as those very gusty winds of the past couple of days subside. Temperatures will be similar to those of Friday, but it actually feels a bit nicer with less wind.
A weak disturbance will be responsible for the increasing clouds this afternoon and there is a chance of snow flurries or a few snow showers tonight. Then, low pressure begins to develop southeast of New England on Sunday and moves northeastward toward the Canadian Maritimes. Although the system will likely strengthen and become a formidable storm for the Maritimes to contend with as far as the local area is concerned it should not be much of a weather maker here. Periods of snow showers or light snow are possible later Sunday and Sunday night, but it should all be relatively light and produce no more than a coating to perhaps an inch at the most. If the track comes a little closer we have to reconsider the snowfall totals. A bit more snow may fall across Cape Cod and the islands.
In the storms wake on Monday we can expect a dry, cold and blustery day as those pesky gusty winds return. Temperatures will have a tough time reaching 30 degrees, with wind chills perhaps in the teens.
Later on Tuesday another low pressure system will skirt south of New England. This could also give us a period of flurries but nothing more is expected at this time. Meanwhile, temperatures remain at or slightly below normal through Wednesday.
Five Day Forecast:
Saturday: Increasing afternoon clouds and cold. High temperatures around 30 degrees. Light and variable winds.
Saturday night: Becoming cloudy, with a chance of flurries or scattered snow showers. Lows 17 to 22, coldest inland. Light west to northwest winds.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, chance of early flurries. Flurries or light snow may redevelop late in the day. Highs close to 30. Northeast winds under 10 mph.
Sunday night: Chance of a period of light snow. Lows 20 to 25. Winds turning northwest 10 to 15 mph.
Monday and Monday night: Becoming partly cloudy, windy and continued cold. Highs near 30. Overnight lows 15 to 20.
Tuesday through Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy skies and brisk. Slight chance of flurries Tuesday night and or Wednesday. Highs 27 to 32. Nighttime lows 17 to 22.