We're in the final days of winter 2016/2017, spring starts Monday. Mother Nature will do her best to remind us that winter isn't over yet. Thursday night, a few snow showers are still possible but additional accumulation will be very minor. Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy and it'll be cold. Lows will be falling into the low to mid teens by Friday morning.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day? The weather won't be a worry unless you want a warm day :-) Despite mostly sunny skies, highs will struggle to get near 30°. It doesn't sound bad, but remember, our average high is 40°! A saving grace is that it won't be as windy. Friday night plans will happen without the weather getting in your way. Skies will be partly cloudy with lows dropping back into the low teens.
Saturday, our eyes have been on this day for a while, not just because it's the start of the weekend. An area of low pressure will move over southern New England and spread light snow over southern Vermont & New Hampshire. At this point we're expecting only a minor brush by with scattered light snow over central & southern areas. Any accumulation would be light and confined to the mountains and lower elevation spots of Massachusetts. The more north you go, skies will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 30s. Sunday, everyone is dry, sunny & cool with highs near 35°.
Spring starts Monday at 6:28am. It'll be a sunny day but it'll be another cold day with highs only in the mid 30s. We'll look for another shot at rain & snow showers Tuesday before another big push of cold by the middle of next week.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker