Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Weather & Climate

Boston weather forecast for Dec. 29, 2013

See also

Forecast discussion: High pressure off the Atlantic coastline brought a mix of sun and clouds to Boston on Saturday. Also, temperatures were slightly milder for this time of the year, as highs reach the upper 40’s. On Sunday, we will see some significant precipitation between the afternoon and evening. We will have dry weather heading into 2014, but may see some significant snowfall by Thursday evening.

More Photos

For now, high pressure is controlling the weather over Southern New England. Over the next several hours, we will be influenced by a low pressure system moving over Michigan. This will bring increasing clouds through the overnight. By Sunday morning, a developing low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring showers to eastern Massachusetts by the early afternoon. By the late afternoon, the precipitation will become heavier. We may see as much as an inch of rain before the precipitation ends early Monday morning.

As we head into New Year’s Eve, a strong upper level low will center itself over eastern Canada. It will be digging down into the Southern U.S., bringing Arctic air along with it. Temperatures will only be in the upper teens during the evenings, with highs only in the middle 20’s through Thursday. So, if you happen to be outside after midnight, please dress warmly.

The next situation coming up in the extended forecast period is a possible low pressure system developing off the coast of North Carolina Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning. The computer models are in better agreement in the afternoon run. However, only the American and European models feel a second low will form off the coastline, gain in intensity and strength, and then become the primary low. This low will then bring some moderate snow, especially Thursday night into Friday morning. The Canadian and United Kingdom models do not show a strong low near North Carolina, but rather a low from the Great Lakes which will slowly move east, and bring lighter amount of snow.

At this time, my confidence in the forecast for Thursday and Friday are still quite low. I believe the American/European solution is the worst case scenario. But, all the models disagree on the actual track of the low’s center. This is significant, because the further east the low moves, the less precipitation we would receive. I will continue to monitor the models, and keep you updated on any changes in their thinking.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Partly cloudy until 1 a.m., with increasing clouds. We will see a low of 33.
Sunday: Overcast skies with showers arriving by 1 p.m. Precipitation becomes light to moderate rain by 4 p.m. We will see a high of 43 with winds from the south-southeast at 6-9 mph by the early evening.
Foxboro Stadium Forecast (4:25 p.m. vs. Buffalo Bills): Showers turning to light to moderate rain, 42.
Sunday night: Rain, heavy at times, will end by 3 a.m. We will see strong winds, especially along the coastline. We will see a low of 33 with winds shifting to the west-northwest at 13-16 mph.
Monday: Partly sunny skies by the late morning and colder with a high of 37. Winds will diminish through the morning.
Monday night: Partly cloudy and much colder with a low of 16.
New Year’s Eve: Mostly sunny until the early afternoon, with increasing clouds. It will be colder with a high only reaching 25.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy skies and chilly with a low of 16. There may be a passing flurry after midnight.

Extended Forecast:
New Year’s Day: Mostly sunny skies by the afternoon, with increasing clouds in the evening. Highs 23-26, lows 7-10.
Thursday: Cloudy with light snow developing by mid-morning. Highs 19-22, lows 13-16.
Friday: Light snow until 3 a.m., then moderate snow. Snow becomes lighter by mid-afternoon, before ending in the late afternoon. Highs 24-27, lows 10-13.
Saturday: Partly sunny with possible snow showers in the evening. Highs 27-30, lows 18-21.

Advertisement

News

  •  One year later
    How victims have recovered a year after the Boston Marathon bombing
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Tax day freebies
    Everyone dreads tax day, but some businesses are offering deals today only
    Tax Day
  • Obamacare savings
    The rollout of Obamacare will cost $104 billion less than previously projected
    Top News
  • Blood Moon
    The first of four 'Blood Moons' came and went; is it the beginning of the end for mankind?
    Headlines
  • Arrest for threatening tweet
    A 14-year-old girl is arrested for issuing a threatening tweet towards American Airlines
    Strange News
  • Pistorius cross examination concludes
    Oscar Pistorius sheds more tears during the trial's final cross examination
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!