Forecast discussion: After almost 36 hours of constant wind, rain, and snow, the Nor’easter has finally come to an end. Despite my best predictions, this event helped me bust my forecast. Heavy snow bands remained over north-central Massachusetts to Boston, helping to increase snowfall totals between one to two feet. Foxboro, MA came in at 24 inches, while Taunton came in at 20 inches.
At this time, the coastline will still see strong wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph this evening, so there is still the chance of seeing some coastal flooding, especially during high tide. Mansfield, MA had incredible wave heights earlier today, with street flooding as much as 3 to 4 feet.
Any snow showers will come to an end by about 9 p.m., and we will see clearing skies during the overnight. High pressure over the Great Lakes will slowly move towards the Northeast U.S. for the weekend. Our winds will slowly diminish, and become calmer by tomorrow night.
Our temperatures will also be slowly warming, thanks to an upper level ridge moving over the eastern U.S. This will help melt a lot of the snow pack created in the northern part of the state. By Monday, we will see temperatures in the upper 40’s.
The next weather maker will not arrive until late Monday night. A low pressure system now in the Southwest U.S. will bring some shower activity. We may see some patchy fog, due to the warmer air moving over the colder snow pack. However, this system will be all rain, but we could see about a half inch of precipitation. This could also cause some local flooding to a few rivers.
The showers will end by Tuesday night, and we will see a mix of clouds and sunshine on Wednesday. However, cooler air will move in behind the front, so our high temperatures will slowly become seasonable again. There is the chance for a few snow showers on Friday, as a low pressure system moves down from the Great Lakes in a southeast direction.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Snow showers end by 9 p.m., with slow clearing during the overnight. We will see a low of 30.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 42. Winds will come from the north-northeast at 14-17 mph.
Saturday night: Clear skies with a low of 29. Winds will come from the north-northeast at 8-11 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 43.
Sunday night: Clear to partly cloudy skies with a low of 32.
Monday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds through the afternoon. We will see a high of 50.
Monday night: Cloudy with isolated showers before midnight and a low of 38.
Tuesday: Overcast some heavy rain in the morning, with showers by the late afternoon. All precipitation ends before midnight. Highs 50-53, lows 32-35.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny and cooler. Highs 46-49, lows 29-32.
Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 43-46, lows 26-29.
Friday: Cloudy with scattered rain/snow showers. Highs 37-40, lows 27-30.