Our weather deteriorates as the evening goes by and more rain pushes in from the southwest.
A coastal low develops tonight and stays well southeast of Nantucket through Tuesday morning. With the general northeast wind blowing onto land during the storm tonight we can call it a "nor'easter."
Rain will pour across southern New England during the evening commute and overnight. Across higher terrain in New England we will see a change to a wintry mix then pasty snow.
Wet snowflakes will even mix in with the rain across Worcester County and possibly in the Merrimack Valley overnight. The snow accumulation will be generally for elevations around 1500 feet or higher through Tuesday morning.
The snow will be pasty in consistency with scattered coatings across western and central Massachusetts, 1-3 inches in higher terrain, 1-3 inches across the Green and White Mountains and 3-6 inches at the highest elevations in northern New England through Tuesday morning.
Roads will by slick and snow covered across northwestern New England during the Tuesday morning drive. The precipitation shuts off from southwest to northeast late Tuesday morning.
Lingering rain across the Maine coast and snow across the crown of Maine is likely through the afternoon. Otherwise it will be a cool, raw day Tuesday with highs stuck in the 40s.
Our persistent onshore wind through Tuesday morning will churn up wave heights offshore. Our high tide Tuesday morning could bring some minor splashover or pockets of minor flooding along the coastline. The wind turns by Tuesday night, blowing from the north, northwest.
Wednesday does not give much improvement, though we keep the day dry with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the mid 50s. Wednesday into Thursday, another wave of low pressure brings us scattered showers, but going optimistic with highs in the 60s.
We may luck out again for the weekend after some Friday evening rainfall. Saturday looks dry and sunny with highs in the 60s, and a mostly dry Sunday is expected with again highs in the upper 60s.