-Sunday (Christmas Eve): If the aforementioned front stalls too close to New Jersey, there could be some nuisance showers along the coast.
Overnight clouds will move in, but temperatures will fall down to the teens to around 20 degrees, with the warmest temperatures over Cape Cod.
Saturday brings a chance of rain and snow before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 5 p.m., followed by a chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m.
Through Friday, temperatures are expected to drop back down into the low 30s, with wind gusts sometimes exceeding 50 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
We’ll see clearing into Tuesday as the storm exits and arctic cold pushes into the region.
South wind at 5-10 miles per hour. Wind NE 5-15 miles per hour. With high temps in the 40s, it would likely remain rain. We will keep you posted as this forecast changes as the colder air is looking more like the dominating factor by Sunday into Monday. Saturday’s high temperatures may top out at or above 50 for many and we expect a fair amount of cloud cover and fog with occasional rain for much of the day.
Our weather over the next several days looks quite complicated and will present a lot of forecasting challenges. Colder temperatures. High: 27.
The high should be about -7 C and the low a chilling -19 C.
Forecasters have issued a winter weather advisory for northwest MA, where four to six inches of snow are predicted, followed by ice accumulations of about one tenth of an inch. West northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
The arrival of cold weather this week breaks a streak of above-normal temperatures for December.
It might be the darkest day of the year, but at least the winter solstice will also be bitterly cold. With easterly flow at the surface helping to lock cold air in place, this should be all snow for most, with the chance for a bit of ice or mixed precip south of the 401 corridor.