Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Boston, MA
AWUS81 KBOX 111335
Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
835 AM EST Sun Dec 11 2016
It was mostly clear overnight with unseasonably cold temperatures.
Morning lows were the coldest of the season with readings in the
single digits and teens. It was relatively warmer though across
outer Cape Cod, Block Island and Nantucket where morning lows ranged
in the 20s.
For today, it will be mostly dry for much of the day with increasing
clouds. Winds will be light and out of the southwest. Afternoon
temperatures will rebound into the upper 20s to mid 30s. A storm
system approaching from the Great Lakes region will spread snow
across western Massachusetts and western Connecticut toward sunset.
The snow will spread eastward after sun down blanketing all of
Southern New England, thus bringing our region the first widespread
plowable snow of the season. Low temperatures tonight will average
in the 20s to low 30s.
Warmer air will begin making its way northward overnight changing
the snow to rain across the south coast before dawn tomorrow
morning. For the Boston to Providence corridor, the change to rain
will occur soon after sunrise, then further inland the change will
occur by 10 am. For far northwest Massachusetts, snow is likely
through the duration. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 40s,
except across northwest Massachusetts where highs will be in the mid
to upper 30s.
The coastal plain will receive a coating to 2 inches of snow before
the transition to rain, with the Boston to Providence corridor
receiving 1 to 3 inches before the changeover. Further north and
west, a general 3 to 6 inches of snow is forecast.
The precipitation will end early Monday afternoon making for a dry
evening rush hour commute.
On Monday night skies will clear as west winds blow 5 to 15 mph.
Temperatures will drop into the 20s and low 30s.
It will be dry on Tuesday with highs in the mid 30s to low 40s. A
brief period of snow is possible late Wednesday or Wednesday night.
Another surge of arctic air is expected Thursday and Friday. A storm
system may bring a wintry mix of precipitation next weekend,
starting as snow at the onset.