Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Boston, MA
AWUS81 KBOX 241243 CCA
Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
815 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017
An active weather pattern is on tap for Southern New England today
High pressure along the eastern seaboard will move offshore this
morning. In its wake a warm front will approach from the southwest
resulting in warmer and gusty weather today. Southwest winds will
increase to 15 to 25 mph with some higher gusts. This will yield
temperatures in the 40s this afternoon. But before the warm up, a
wintry mix of precipitation is possible across our northwest
sections this morning before changing to the chance for rain
everywhere this afternoon.
The warm front will lift just north of our region tonight. Skies
will remain cloudy with only a slight risk for rain. Overnight lows
will relax back into the mid 30s to low 40s.
The warm front will then return southward as a cold front Saturday
in response to Canadian high pressure building over northern New
England. Temperatures will top out early Saturday in the mid 40s to
around 50 degrees before a wind shift out of the north and northeast
shuts off the warm air advection. Ahead and along this cold front
will be the chance for rain.
There will be a lull in the action Saturday night as high pressure
noses down across our region. But on Sunday through Monday night,
messy conditions unfold when there is the chance for freezing rain
at night across northern Connecticut and central and western
Massachusetts, with the chance for rain elsewhere.
A storm system will finally move through our region early next week,
but not before more chances for rain Monday and Tuesday. Clearing
and drying conditions follow on Wednesday into Friday.