By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV

The winds have shifted and we will ‘feel’ the change as the day progresses.

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We have already reached our high temperatures overnight.

Watch Melissa’s forecast:

For the remainder of Thursday, temperatures will be hovering in the 40s.

Due to cold air advection, temperatures will plummet into the lower 40s by late this afternoon.

Winds will be brisk from the north-northwest.

A round of rain is exiting New England this morning, but with the cold front paralleling the East Coast, it will allow another wave of low pressure to skirt southern New England.

This will produce scattered showers along with some snow which will develop this afternoon and linger into the early tonight.

A half an inch of snow is possible for higher elevations in central and southeastern Mass..

High pressure will make its mark on Friday.

It will be sunny, but high temperatures will on reach the middle and upper 40s along with a gusty northwest wind.

This Weekend:

Saturday will continue with the sunny trend which will be accompanied by warmer temperatures as they reach the upper 50s.

Then, ahead of another weak moisture-starved cold front, Sunday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with highs in the lower and middle 60s.

Are you prepared for these cooler temperatures?

Melissa :)

Comments (12)
  1. Champers says:

    How about you get a life Chris

  2. David White says:

    Thanks Melissa for the heads up about the possible snow. I believe I will cancel my trip north this afternoon just because. If the forecast doesn’t verify and there is no snow, you will not be to blame, and really no one to fingerprint at unless it’s the model that is predicting snow, or just the at times fickle atmosphere.

  3. bostonEddie says:

    Get lost, Chris.

  4. matt souza says:

    this storm system could end with snow late this afternoon. maybe some dustings and thats about it. The areas that might see up to an inch is actually interior southeast mass and areas outside of 495 closer to the pike. as it will change quicker to the north the precipitation will be ending . there should still be some moderate snows in southeast mass. the weekend actually looks nice a cold front will move through sunday or sunday night with a chance of a shower or two .cooler temps for next week. and when i mean cool i mean normal temps for this time of year. a storm wednesday is looking cooler and cooler with a mix of rain and snow( many of the models are saying it now). still it is far out but after this weekend i suggest people make arangements if this winter weather event happens. thanksgiving day itself looks nice and dry

  5. Stephen Pollard says:

    if you don’t like it go someplace else

  6. casper says:

    Perhaps you could put some effort into your manners

  7. Bob says:

    I love you Melissa.

    1. one2no says:

      Bob- so this has to do what with the weather?!…….and you are apparently not the intellectual type. I can’t help but wonder what goes on in your living room during her forecasts….and really, there are several local mets that actually convey real substance and detailed weather blogs, rather than solicit photos of children from attention starved parents and run 30 second forecasts with like 2 maps…..

  8. Snowlover says:

    Melissa do you see any real cold weather in sight?

    Thank you for your hard work

  9. Joshua says:

    Looking ahead I think Matt Souza may be correct. He pointed out yesterday that there is some cold air in Western and Northwestern Canada that may build over time and meander eastwards. However, for winter to truly set up shop here in New England we need a different jetstream from the zonal flow that appears to be the current pattern, and we need the cold to be generated due north and just northwest of us, not thousands of miles west or northwest of us. The reason I say this is that the further away the cold is generated, the more it lessens or mitigates (that may not be the right word) as it approaches us. For example, when extreme cold sets up in, say, Wyoming or Montana, and cold (front) trudges along eastward (on a direct west-east path) it loses almost all its bite by the time it gets here. On the other hand, cold forming closer to the east side of Hudson Bay and Central and Northern Quebec is more favorable for winter conditions here in New England. Right now, I am not seeing that happening consistently. Labrador City, for example, is due to have normal (seasonably cold) temperatures for several days this week followed by milder temperatures for a stretch (30 during the day; LC is usually about 20-25 degrees colder than Boston).

  10. Kyle says:

    Latest updated winter outlook from Barry Burbank is a milder scenerio for us with storms going to our west.

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