It certainly felt like spring Friday, but by the second half of the weekend, it will feel like we took a step back into winter.
After a mild Friday with high temperatures stretching into the 60s for most of southern New England, a few 70s in Connecticut, and well into the 50s in northern New England, this was the warmest for many since late February. Unfortunately, the warmth will not be sticking around the whole weekend.
Ahead of the big drop in temperatures over the course of the weekend, a winter weather advisory has been issued for all of Vermont; western and central Massachusetts, including Worcester County; and northwestern Connecticut, due to freezing drizzle and sleet expected for late Saturday into Sunday afternoon. This could make for slick travel along the higher terrain in interior Massachusetts.
However, overnight Friday, the mild air will be sticking around with lows only into the upper 40s for most under mostly to partly cloudy skies, with rain showers for the north country. Saturday will feature our high temperatures early on before temperatures take a dive through the day.
By Saturday evening, temperatures will be nearing the freezing mark north, 40s south. Snow showers kick off as early as 5 p.m. Saturday for those closest to the Canadian border, otherwise mostly cloudy south by dinner time. Showers start to fill in for most of New England overnight Saturday into early Sunday with interior Massachusetts, southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire and northern Connecticut plunging into the 30s with sleet and freezing drizzle likely, making for tricky travel through Sunday afternoon. Sunday's high temperature will struggle to make it out of the 30s for most of New England.
For the runners and for the spectators on Marathon Monday, be prepared for rain and wind. We start off in the 40s Monday with an onshore wind, meaning the runners will likely be battling with the wind for most of the race. By Monday evening, temperatures will reach near 50 for southern New England as a warm front slides in. With that shift, we could see a few heavy downpours at times. Cold front follows suit overnight Monday into early Tuesday, making for mountain snow showers in the higher terrain of northern New England, drier and slightly cooler conditions in southern New England for Tuesday with highs into the upper 40s. Wednesday looks to be the calm day out of the next work week, with Thursday and Friday into the 50s with a few showers.
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