Cold, Rainy Weather in Store for Patriots Parade - NBC Boston

Cold, Rainy Weather in Store for Patriots Parade

For all of Pats Nation heading to the Patriots Parade of Champions that kicks off at 11 a.m., it looks like the rain/snow line will be just north of the city

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Today (Tuesday): Snow showers to wintry mix to rain. Breezy with highs in the 30s.

    Tonight (Tuesday Night): Showers start to taper off south. Wintry mix slides northward. Foggy with overnight lows in the 30s to 40s. 

    Tomorrow (Wednesday): Mild with a few morning rain showers before tapering off. Breezy with highs in the 50s. 

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017)

    We started off with a few snow showers into southeastern New Hampshire while the rest of the precipitation starts to fill in from the southwest. As this precipitation fills in, warmer air will also begin working up from south to north. That means any snow will change to a wintry mix, and then rain for areas along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. 

    For all of Pats Nation heading to the Patriots Parade of Champions that kicks off at 11 a.m., it looks like the rain/snow line will be just north of the city, allowing for most of the parade to be cold and rainy, with the exception of a few wet snowflakes at the beginning. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s, but with breezy conditions, wind chills will be in the mid to upper 20s for most of the day.

     By the Tuesday evening commute, it will still be snowing in much of northern New England, with a wintry mix somewhere along the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont state lines. Areas along and southeast of the Mass Pike will likely see just rain as the rain starts to taper off into far southern New England with little to no snow accumulation expected. The Boston area will likely see between a dusting. The highest terrain of western Massachusetts, northern Worcester County, and the Merrimack Valley will see at least 2-4” with a wintry mix & slight chance for freezing rain for some locations, making for slow and slippery travel, especially for the afternoon and evening commutes. Rain will taper off by late evening from south to north. 

    For much of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine the snow will move in late morning with western Vermont likely seeing a period of sleet and wintry mix. As far as snowfall totals 3-6” is expected, with a chance for higher totals in higher elevations through Wednesday morning. Totals closer to 6-9” will be found near the United States and Canada border. Wednesday brings spotty morning showers before they sweep off the coastline, as mild area filters in. Highs will reach into the 40s and 50s with some peeks of sunshine. However, the warmth does not stick around. Colder air rushes back in on Thursday, just as another storm grazes New England. It’s looking more and more likely that the storm will get close enough for more snow accumulation- this time steady snow for the Cape, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts. As always stay tuned for the latest updates on the air and online.