Forecast discussion: An area of low pressure has moved off the northern coast of North Carolina, and is bringing snow as far north as western Pennsylvania. This low will continue to track to the northeast, and away from Southern New England. However, we will see some light snow during the overnight hours. However, accumulations will be light, as any snow showers will end by the late morning. Boston and Bristol County will only see a coating to an inch of snow. Plymouth Counties will see 1-2 inches, along with the upper Cape, and the rest of the Cape and Islands will see 2-3 inches.
After Thursday, we will see a small stretch of time when temperatures will be in the middle to upper 40’s.This will help melt some of the heavy snowpack that still remains in many parts of the state. By Friday night, despite the milder temperatures, a low pressure system well offshore of Southern New England will bring another chance at light snowfall. However, accumulations will remain light, as it will only snow from Saturday morning, before ending in the late afternoon.
As we head into early next week, an upper level trough will move over the eastern U.S. This will allow for colder air from the north to move into the Great Lakes and Northeast U.S. Despite sunny skies, temperatures on Sunday will be below freezing, with highs on Monday only in the middle 30’s. Some warmer air will return on Tuesday, ahead of a cold front that will bring some heavy precipitation for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. At this time, we may see a mix of rain and snow, before turning to snow early Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, the precipitation will move into the sea, and we will see some partial sunshine. However, high temperatures will hover around freezing.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Becoming cloudy with some light snow showers starting around midnight. We will see a low of 31.
Thursday: Light snow ending by the late morning, with afternoon sunshine. We will see a high of 42 with northwest winds at 6-9 mph. Snowfall will only be a dusting in Boston and Bristol County, with 1-2 inches in Plymouth County and along the upper Cape. The rest of the Cape and Islands will see 2-3 inches.
Thursday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 33. Winds will come from the southwest at 6-9 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 48.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with some possible light snow and a low of 35.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with possible snow showers in the morning and ending in the late afternoon. We will see a high of 45.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 19.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and windy. Highs 28-31, lows 12-15.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 34-37, lows 25-28.
Tuesday: Cloudy with rain/snow showers developing in the late evening. Highs 43-46, lows 29-32.
Wednesday: Snow showers tapers off by the morning, with partial sunshine by the afternoon. Highs 34-37, lows 17-20.