It’s the last day of Fall! The Winter Solstice will occur at 12:30am on Thursday morning (tonight). Clouds, sprinkles, and a couple of snowflakes will be the weather synopsis this morning, but we will be dodging more numerous rain showers this afternoon. There will be breezy southwest winds which will help catapult high temperatures in the upper 40s norrth and west to the middle 50s for the Cape and Islands.
The first day of Winter will be a nice one! Skies will be partly cloudy, and high temperatures will make a run for the lower 50s. Enjoy!
Another low pressure system heads our way late Thursday night through midday Friday. This will provide rain showers for SE Massachusetts, but depending on the track of the low and the northern extent of the moisture, some neighhborhoods north and west of Boston could see 1-3″ of snow. Otherwise, a rain/snow mix will occur inside the 495 corridor down to the northern Plymouth and Bristol counties. These areas could see a trace to 1″ of slushy snow on grassy surfaces if this track rings true. Rain is all that the Cape and Islands will see.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Models are being very indecisive. The GFSx started making a turn towards a ‘quiet’ Christmas Day forecast yesterday, and this morning, the EURO is following that lead. Earlier this week, both models were showing the potential for a nor’easter, but now, that’s not the case. However, I do think that a few flurries and snow showers may be around both days. One disturbance, weak surface low, swings by on Saturday. Christmas Day shows ‘the’ low pressure system staying to our south and a surface cold front/upper level trough coming from our northwest. We will be situated between these two features which may induce a few flurries and snow showers. I guess that it wouldn’t be a Holiday without a tricky weather forecast! ;) We’ll keep you updated.