We are enjoying a short dry stretch as we enter into Friday. Overnight lows dip into the teens under a mostly clear sky. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s for Friday afternoon with a mix of clouds and sunshine.
Our first of two storms this weekend will arrive for Saturday. The low is expected to track southeast of New England and south of the benchmark.
With cold air in place and being on the northern fringe of this storm, we anticipate some light snowfall across southeastern Massachusetts. There is another wave of energy that moves in from the Great Lakes that could enhance the snow potential, but some models have that energy moving through Saturday night and only affecting northern New England with mountain showers.
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Sunday night into Monday a larger, more significant storm moves towards the northeast. This storm moves across the southern United States and Tennessee Valley, moving offshore around the Carolina coast. One model has the storm moving northeast and passing through New England. This solution would bring a mix and rain across the south, and snow across northern New England.
The second model takes the storm farther south and out to sea but passing close to the benchmark. This would set us up for a nor’easter and heavy snow across southern New England. We will watch this closely and keep you updated.
We have a First Alert on the 10-day forecast on Monday due to the fact that we expect a higher impact event... just still need to iron out the details.
Meteorological spring begins on Friday, March 1! It will feel more like winter with our fresh snowpack... especially as we forecast March coming "in like a lamb" with the two storm chances this weekend. More rounds of snow may line up for next Wednesday, and again Friday into Saturday while temperatures stay in the teens overnight and in the low 30s for highs all next week.