Low pressure will emerge off the coast south of New England by Thursday morning and skirt eastward during the day. The precipitation shield may creep far enough northward to give the metro Boston area and points south a period of light snow later Thursday and Thursday night. For the greater Springfield area we can expect mostly cloudy skies through Thursday night with the precipitation remaining east of our area. A stray flurry is possible but that’s about it. Highs Thursday 34 to 38, lows at night 20 to 24. Winds will be tamer from those of Wednesday, generally blowing at 5 to 15 mph from the north.
As the low moves away from us later Thursday night and Friday we remain under the influence of an upper level disturbance and very chilly air above us. This will flare up plenty of clouds during Friday with a snow flurry or snow shower possible. Otherwise, it continues blustery as high temperatures range from 36 to 40. Lows at night 23 to 27 under a partly cloudy sky. Gusty winds return from the northwest.
The weekend will be dry as the chilly air remains in place. Skies range from mostly clear to partly cloudy. Highs 39 to 43. Lows 24 to 28. A brisk northwest wind will keep it blustery throughout the weekend, feeling more like winter than spring.
Local forecasters will be watching another storm for early next week and this one could bring more snow to the region. Clouds may be on the increase Sunday night, followed by a cloudy day on Monday with the chance for precipitation developing.
It is amazing how quickly the snow pack melts away when the warmer March sun gets a chance to work its magic. The down side to that is the refreezing that takes place at night through the mid morning hours which we all need to be aware of for the morning commute.
Have a good Thursday.