Sunshine couples with a winter-like airmass today to keep temperatures in the 40s and wind chill values in the 20s. The wind will whip from the west, gusting to 40 mph out to right field for the Red Sox home opener but not nearly as strong as overnight — meaning wind damage is not expected for most areas and those without power will come back on the grid.
The wind will gradually subside heading into the night — though at least a breeze continues — as temperatures drop into the 20s under clear skies.
Friday is expected to start dry with a quiet and cold morning commute, but our next disturbance closes in and brings developing rain and snow by late morning. A changing wind will slowly bring milder air into southern New England for wet snow to change to rain from coast to interior, and while road impact isn’t expected to be significant, grassy and cold surfaces will see a dusting to an inch of snow before the transition with one or two inches in the deep interior.
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Northern New England will continue snowing into Friday evening, with the mountains picking up a few inches of snow, and high terrain closer to half a foot.
We’re paying close attention to just how far south another feed of atmospheric moisture gathered around a follow-up storm center will nudge on Saturday, and whether more accumulating snow will be in the cards. Those farthest south have the greatest chance.
By Sunday, any moisture should be safely shoved offshore until our next storm moves in with a brief mix changing to rain Monday night through Tuesday.
By the end of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast, we finally see signs of significantly milder air, which may stick around into Marathon Monday.