By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV

After yesterday’s mild, springlike feel, today will be a reminder that it’s still winter, astronomically-speaking. Many neighborhoods climbed above the 50F degree mark yesterday afternoon. Today will be much cooler as temperatures struggle to even reach 40F. It will also be blustery adding more ‘insult to injury’. There will be more clouds around in the afternoon with a 500H trough overhead as well as a slim chance of a brief flurry or raindrop.

Friday will be much of the same. It will be a sunny start with more clouds during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the lower 40s, which is still a few degrees below normal. Breezy northwest winds will continue to relax as the day progresses.

This last weekend of Winter will be rather tranquil. Saturday will supply us with a chance of a few snowflakes and raindrops as a front sweeps south of Southern NE on Saturday morning and then stalls to our south. Otherwise, St. Patrick’s Day will become mostly sunny with highs in the lower 40s. It’s looking like a nice day for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Southie!

Monday will become increasingly cloudy with a chance of rain/snow by the evening hours. A larger storm system will affect us on Monday night into Tuesday. Most models hint at more of an inside runner (west). That would call for mild enough temps to support mainly rain on Tuesday. Overall, a rain/snow mix on Monday night is expected to transition into rain on Tuesday. However, we need to pay close attention to cold air damming taking place for Central Mass./higher elevations/NH where it could stay a rain/snow mix or even heavy, wet snow. This would mean snow accumulations for these locations. We will watch this complicated storm closely. Wednesday will continue to be under the influence of the upper level low keeping the chance of a few afternoon snowflakes in the forecast.

One Alarm Clock Away…
~Melissa :)


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