Clouds Move in Ahead of First Full Supermoon of 2017

If you were up early enough Sunday morning, you may have caught the first glimpse of the nearly full moon. After sunset tonight, it will become the first full supermoon of 2017.

Similar to Saturday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds, with some precipitation that evaporates after leaving the cloud and before it reaches the surface, so a spare snowflake or raindrop could be felt - or appear on your windshield during your Sunday travels.

Sunday night we’ll see variable clouds with a partial clearing through the overnight from west to east, which is great news for those trying to get the best view or photo of tonight's supermoon.

But don’t fret if you miss out on this month’s one and only supermoon since January will feature two supermoons. The moon will be closest to the Earth at 4 a.m. Monday morning, just a little more than 222,000 miles away. With the full moon, if you’re right along the coast, we could get some splash over during high tides, so be mindful of that during your travels during the next two high-tide cycles.

Speaking of Monday, the forecast looks pleasant under mostly clear skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s south, and upper 30s to the north.

Tuesday brings the next round of rain by the late afternoon west, spreading eastward through the evening and overnight. Not only do we see some pockets of heavy downpours, we will see a wind shift out of the southwest, ushering in unseasonably warm air. Highs stretch into the low to mid 50s south and 40s north for Tuesday.

Wednesday features the warmest temperature in the morning, before the cold front sweeps in. We will likely be dealing with the heaviest rain early Wednesday morning along with strong gusts possible.

We dry things out by Wednesday afternoon/evening, and then the cold, wintry air settles in for the end of the week.

Thursday high temperatures will be near 40 south and 30s north.

By Friday, highs will be even colder, in the 30s south, upper 20s north, and that trend will continue into next weekend. However, Friday could usher in rain/snow as a system approaches from the south - extending into early Saturday morning. Stay tuned for the latest details on the timing of that. The colder temperatures persist in the 10-day forecast, as the cold blast takes hold at the start of the next work week.

During the busy holiday season, be sure to download the NBC Boston / NECN app to stay up to date on the latest forecast for your area when you’re on-the-go.

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