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Weather Discussion

This Afternoon: A mix of sun and clouds, windy and chilly.  Flurries and snow showers across the hills. (Melting snow and ice in the valley) Highs: 32-36. Winds: NW 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, breezy and cold. Winds diminish late. Lows: 0-10. Winds: NW: 5-15 mph. (Record low 0 set in 1950)

Tomorrow: Cold and sunny early, then increasing clouds in the afternoon. Snow develops in the evening, between 4 pm – 7 pm. Highs: 25-30.

Tomorrow night:  Snow moderate at times changing to ice and then rain towards dawn. (2-4″ of accumulation) Lows: 25-30.

Wednesday: Rain ending early then mostly cloudy and rather mild. Highs: 40-45.

Good afternoon,

The strong March sunshine will help to melt away some of the snow and ice out there but it will be windy and still chilly. Highs will reach above freezing but with a gusty wind it feels colder, especially if your not in the sun. There will be some leftover flurries and snow showers across the hills.

Get ready for another clear, cold night ahead with falling temperatures and lots of re-freeze. Temperatures will tumble into the single digits. If the wind goes calm just before sunrise we could get close to zero which is also the record low for tomorrow, March 3rd. If we break a record it would be the third record low in four days.

Skies will start bright and sunny tomorrow but clouds will increase in the afternoon and another storm arrives by evening. It will feature a quick thump of  snow with a couple of inches of accumulation, perhaps 2-4″, before going over to an icy mix overnight. Temperatures will slowly rise but thanks to the thick snow pack cold air may get trapped at the surface for most of the night. This means we may have to deal with a few hours of sleet and  freezing rain.

As the sun comes up Wednesday morning any freezing rain will change to plain rain as readings climb above freezing and into the mid 30s.

Wednesday, during the day itself steady rain will end early and most of the day will be dry. It will actually turn quite mild, at least compared to what we’re use to. Temperatures will climb into the 40s under mostly cloudy skies.

A cold front arrives Wednesday night as temperatures fall below freezing. At the same time moisture across the Mid-Atlantic may stream up along the front. This may bring an area of precipitation into western Mass. It would likely start as rain then change to snow. It will likely be brief as a cold surge of air pushes everything out-to-sea.

It will be cold and dry for Thursday and Friday with highs only in the 20s. The weekend is looking more seasonable with temperatures near 40.

 

Have a great afternoon!

First Warning Meteorologist Dan Brown

 

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