Brief Reprieve From The Bitter Cold
Out ahead of a cold front coming through the Great Lakes this morning…temperatures are already on the rise this morning. In fact, we’ll rise well into the 30s to around 40 on Cape Cod by later today! Not too bad right? It’s all relative ofcourse. The wind will be active though, so wind chills will run in the 20s this afternoon. Gusts between 40-50 mph are possible on the South Shore, south coast, Cape and Islands resulting in some isolated power outages and downed limbs and branches.
Meanwhile, scattered showers of both rain and snow this afternoon will turn to bursts of snow this evening for many communities. Not a lot of snow is expected: mainly a coating to 1” with some locally higher amounts up to 3” in the hilly terrain of central MA and southwest NH. Expect some slippery travel this evening where the snow showers organize best, along with reduced visibility. Behind the cold front, temperatures take a tumble, so watch for icy patches overnight and tomorrow.
Tomorrow, we struggle to get out of the teens and a gusty west wind will mean wind chill values in the single digits. Another fast moving clipper will dive towards us Sunday night and Monday bringing scattered snow showers with light accumulations…and behind that, another arctic outbreak moves in on Tuesday!