We were off to a drier start to our Tuesday morning, but more unsettled weather is on the way for our Tuesday evening commute. Clouds filter in and thicken from southwest to northeast over the course of the day ahead of showers that build in from west to east, starting in southwest Connecticut and the Berkshires by mid-afternoon, and entering central and eastern Massachusetts by 4 p.m. onwards.
It will be a wet evening commute, with a few drops mixing with sleet and snow for the higher elevations in northern Worcester County, southern New Hampshire, western Massachusetts, and southern Vermont. We could get a few heavier pockets of rain overnight, especially along southern Massachusetts, and for the Cape and Islands.
Maine and northern New Hampshire will see the changeover to all snow late tonight, continuing through the overnight where a few inches of accumulation are possible through at least Wednesday afternoon before a windy and mild airmass enters the region for midweek.
For Maine, there will be at least a dusting to an inch along the coastline, with the most accumulation likely for the Crown of Maine with upwards of 4-7 inches for Presque Isle and Caribou area.
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A High Wind Warning has already been issued for southern Vermont ahead of Wednesday’s gusty winds where we could reach upwards of 50-60 mph gusts as a cold front sweeps across the region. However, ahead of that cold front, the dividing line between a warm air mass and a much colder and drier airmass, we’ll see temperatures soar into the low to mid 60s for southern New England, northern New England into the 50s, with a few places in northern Maine only into the upper 40s.
As the temperatures soar, the wind picks up, and we could get a few rumbles of thunder Wednesday afternoon and evening as the airmasses clash.
The downpours swing in from west to east, kicking off by 3 p.m. in western New England, 5 p.m. along the Portland, Maine, Boston, and Providence, Rhode Island corridor, so this will make for a tough evening commute with reduced visibility, gusty winds, and ponding on the roadways Wednesday.
Onwards to Thursday’s Home Opener at Fenway, thankfully, all the rain and downpours are out of here, but the cool, Canadian air from the northwest shifts in with high temperatures in the low to mid 40s, but at least we’ll be under mostly sunny skies.
Friday brings another punch, with rain south, sleet to snow north, but we’ll know more details and timing as we get closer.
The upcoming weekend features highs only in the 40s with some thick cloud cover and some lingering showers on Saturday.