On Monday night, we have a battle with air masses all over the northeast. Cold air to the north and more snow fills throughout the North, milder air to the south and drier.
On Monday night, snow continues to fill in northern New England, while southern New England remains mostly cloudy with showers and temperatures around 50.
Things get interesting by Tuesday morning. We have the First Warning on Tuesday for the winter mix and another on Wednesday for the next heavy cold.
There will be snow throughout northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine and winter light-icing through the Berkshire, to Worcester Hills and central Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Scattered rains head for Connecticut, while Boston and Providence remain dry around 7:1
The freezing line southeastward to Hartford, Worcester and Portland. Snow continues to fall through northern New England, and it will be a difficult day to travel on slippery and snow-covered roads.
In the afternoon, we will see a temperature collapse in southern New England and precipitation changes to wet snowflakes in Boston and Providence. Snow begins to subside in Hertford, Berkshire, Vermont and northern New Hampshire at about 2pm.
Light snow continues in Boston until 4pm. it will then stretch from northwest to southeastern Massachusetts during the evening drive. Watch as the ice develops along the roads as our temperatures drop to below freezing the rest of the night!
Tuesday afternoon will have around Boston and southeastern New England. Up to 1 inch coverage is expected in Worcester Hills, 1-3 inches to Connecticut, Berkshire and southern New Hampshire. Central Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will see about 3 to 6 inches with about 1 foot as you go farther north and through higher elevations. We expect 1 to 3 inches to about 1 inch along the Maine coast.
The bitter cold will follow our rainfall on Tuesday. Temperatures range from the 50s in the morning in Southern New England to the 20s until the evening. The wind will blow between 25 and 35 mph from northwest on Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. This means that our wind farms will be in the teens on Tuesday, around zero on Wednesday mornings and on teens on Wednesday afternoons.
Wednesday morning the lows will once again be on record for most of New England. The record low in Boston is 14 (1883) and in Worcester – 15 (1986). We call for low levels in teens. Wednesday afternoon may bring us more records with record cold highs in the forecast in the low 30s to mid 20s. The record cold temperature in Boston is 36 (1874) and in Worcester 32 (2013).
10 Day Forecast:
We dry for most of the week and our temperatures change to the upper 40s by Friday. From Friday to Saturday, we get another shot of cold air and the chance to head north. Next week looks more seasonal with a high around 50 but also with the chance of rain every day.