Snow for Mountains North, Spring Feeling for Rest of Region

After black ice led to several accidents on New England roadways Monday morning, a taste of spring air has combined with a blend of sun and clouds to bump temperatures to nearly 50 degrees.

An incoming brief installment of cool air will set New England back just a bit in the next couple of days, but the forecast by this week’s end sees southern New England near 60 degrees on Friday!

The short-term shot of cool air coming in will be heralded by snow showers and heavier bursts in the mountains of northern New England Monday through Monday night.

This will add up to over half-foot of snow for most northwest-facing mountain slopes. A general 2-to-4-inches is expected for the remainder of the western and northwestern faces of the Green and White Mountains.

The new, cool air Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry air, ensuring our next chance of widespread showers won’t come until Wednesday night. Even those showers should be a quick shot of mixed snow and rain showers on the front edge of a surge of warmer air.

The warmer air establishes Thursday and Friday, when high temperatures rise to around 50 to 60 degrees, respectively, even with plentiful cloud cover and scattered showers developing by Friday.

Dry and seasonable air should return for the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, with parade conditions in South Boston on Sunday expected to be breezy, dry, bright and in the lower 40s with a wind chill in the 30s.

Temperatures should remain close to seasonable normal at the end of our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.

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