Although the calendar says it is spring we continue to be hard pressed to find any spring like weather in the foreseeable future. Another round of snow just missed the northern and western suburbs last night, however areas to the south of Boston, across southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the islands received several inches of snowfall. Reports from the National Weather Service indicate as much as 9 inches fell in a few locations with a general 3 to 7 inch snowfall throughout the area. Amounts just south of the city were light with Hingham near 2 inches and Randolph 2.5 inches. Amounts increased to 5.5 inches in Marshfield and around Taunton, with about 5 inches in the Fall River and Tiverton area. Notable higher amounts, 9.5 inches in Harwich, Chatham and New Bedford around 8 inches and Falmouth 6 inches. Nantucket Island reported 3 inches with Martha’s Vineyard 6.5 inches.
Locally, some trace amounts were recorded at Logan Airport, Winthrop and Brighton. Flurries and light snow in the local area did not produce much more than a coating north and west of the city, if that.
We woke to a mostly cloudy morning but skies have cleared out nicely and we are enjoying bright sunshine with a few clouds at mid morning. With a disturbance in the upper levels we can expect more clouds to develop this afternoon and a shower of rain or snow is possible late afternoon into this evening. High temperatures will max out between 37 and 41 degrees. Keep in mind the average high for this time of year is 47 degrees so we are still trending some 5 to 10 degrees below normal. Lows tonight 22 to 26 as skies become partly cloudy later at night. West winds will pick up to 10 to 20 mph this afternoon and may gust to 25 mph overnight. Keep a log on the fire!
The weekend is going to be somewhat more tranquil, but we still have to put up with gusty winds at times and below normal temperatures. The upside, more sun than clouds as afternoon highs climb into the 42 to 46 range. Nighttime lows still remain quite chilly, falling back to 25 to 29 degrees.
By late in the weekend we may start to see the first signs of an approaching storm system to our south. Computer models are wrestling with where this storm ends up going and of course this means we could see a complete miss on Monday or have some impacts from the storm. Skies become increasingly cloudy Sunday night, lows 27 to 31.
Monday, depending where the storm tracks, we range from a partly cloudy and cool day to a day of snow or mixed precipitation. Details should be worked out on this storm early into the weekend.
Whatever path the next storm takes it will depart on Tuesday. We will be left with a partly cloudy, breezy and another chilly day. Here’s hoping we are not digging out from another winter blast of snow from Mother Nature!
Enjoy your Friday and the upcoming weekend.