We have a battle of airmasses in the northeast on Monday night. Colder north winds and more snow filled the entire North Country, gentle south winds and debris.
Monday night, snow continued to fill throughout northern New England, while southern New England remained mostly cloudy with a sprinkling and temperatures around 50.
By Tuesday morning, things get interesting. We have the First Alert for Tuesday for the winter mix, and another on Wednesday for the bitter cold to follow. icing throughout the Berkshires, as far as Worcester Hills and central Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. around 50 degrees.
The freezing line fell southeast to Hartford, Worcester and Portland. Snow continues to fall in northern New England and will be a tricky day of travel with smooth roads and snow-covered roads. Snow begins to taper off in Hartford, the Berkshires, Vermont and northern New Hampshire around 2 p.m.
Light snow continues in Boston until 4 p.m. then tap away from northwest to southeast Massachusetts during the evening drive. Watch the ice forming on the roads as our temperatures drop below freezing for the rest of the night! Storm
Tuesday afternoon we will be spreading coatings around Boston and southeastern New England. A coating of 1 inch is expected in Worcester Hills, 1 to 3 inches in Connecticut, the Berkshires and southern southern Hampshire. Central Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will see about 3 to 6 inches with around 1 foot as you go farther north and at higher elevations. We expect 1 to 3 inches to 1 inch along the coast of Maine.
Cold winter follows our downpour on Tuesday. Temperatures range from the 50s in the morning in southern New England to the 20s at dinner time. Winds will be gusting between 25 and 35 mph northwest on Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning. This means our windchills are in the teens on Tuesday night, around zero Wednesday morning, and in the teens Wednesday afternoon. The record low in Boston was 14 (1883) and in Worcester it was 15 (1986). We call lows to young people. Wednesday afternoon could bring us more records with record cold highs forecast in the low 30s to mid 20s. The record high in Boston was 36 (1874) and in Worcester 32 (2013).
We have been dry most of the weekend and our temperatures are shifting to the upper 40s through Friday. Friday through Saturday we get another shot of cold air and the opportunity for a quick north. Next week looks more seasonal in the highs around 50 but there is also a chance for rain each day.