Pioneer Valley Or West Mass? Regional Rebranding Is FraughtA new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn't sitting well with some residents.
All About The Storm....A milder SSE wind is in place this morning with temps in the 50's and Lwr 60's. Early Breaks of morning sun are fading to Mostly Cloudy skies. Highs will climb to near 70-75 by late in the day with mainly dry, muggy and breezy conditons for Eastern MA. Not a bad day on the Cape. Winds will pick up from the south this afternoon with gusts to 30 mph.
Plenty of Dry This Weekend, But Where It Rains It Pours!Very light winds at the surface today. All this means is a pretty quiet day for many of us with morning hazy sunshine giving way to increasing afternoon clouds with highs in the upper 70's and lwr 80's. Cooler onshore winds will keep it cooler at the coastline with highs in the Lwr-mid 70's. Clouds will hold tough on the Cape all day. But watch out for afternoon T'storms and downpours to develop inland
Parade of Warmth This WeekAwesome weather for the St. Patrick's day Parades in South Boston, Scituate and Abington. Bright sunshine with SW winds 10-20 mph will push temps into the 60's nearing 70 this afternoon. With High pressure parked off the coast, This will direct even warmer air into Northern and Central New England, so places like SNH and Northern & Western MA will climb to 70-75 degrees. Records will be broken from Concord, NH to Worcester MA... with Boston's record of 70 degrees in 2011 in jeopardy as well.
Less Humid Air on The Move...Cooler MidweekA warm and muggy night, but a cold front will push off the coast and drier air will move in overnight with clearing skies and lows in the 60's. Tuesday will be a warm, but less humid day. There will be plenty of sun in the morning, but cooler air aloft supplied by an upper level low over us will keep the air unstable. Expecting building PM clouds with the potential for a spot shower or thunderstorm. Breezy WNW will warm the coastal plain with many areas climbing into the mid-upper 80's
Tracking A Few Showers Before An Improving Weekend.The cold front which helped to trigger strong to severe storms late yesterday across the Pioneer Valley has weakened and stalled over southeast MA. This cold front will likely become the trigger for a few scattered showers or thunderstorms to form later this afternoon across Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable counties. These areas, including along the south coast have dewpoints in the upper 60's to near 70 which will help to fuel the scattered afternoon convection.
Rainy Mix This Time..But A Wintry Week AheadA solid .50"-1" of rain is likely and this water will easily be absorbed by the snow pack to only become heavier and add more stress to the rooftops. As the storm deepens over us tonight and pulls away, a change over to snow will occur mainly after midnight..with northern New England having the best chance of any substantial snowfall. SNH could see 1-2" with N. MA a coating to an 1" at best as the storm departs.