Regional Weather Summary
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000 AWUS81 KBOX 192101 RWSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-200505- REGIONAL WEATHER STORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 340 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014 IT WAS CLOUDY THIS AFTERNOON WITH WINDS BLOWING OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY GOT INTO THE 30S. FOR TONIGHT...THE CENTER OF A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL BUILD OVER QUEBEC. WINDS WILL DRAIN OUT OF THE NORTH AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH. SKIES WILL CLEAR TONIGHT OVER THE INTERIOR...BUT REMAIN CLOUDY OVER THE EAST. LOWS WILL DIP INTO THE 20S...BUT IN THE LOW 30S ACROSS CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. THERE IS ALSO THE CHANCE FOR FLURRIES ACROSS OUTER CAPE COD TOWARD MORNING. FOR THE WEEKEND...THE HIGH WILL SHIFT EAST TOWARD NOVA SCOTIA AND THE CANADIAN MARITIMES...TURNING WINDS ACROSS OUR REGION OUT OF THE EAST AND NORTHEAST. THIS WILL YIELD INCREASING AND THICKENING CLOUDS FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. IN ADDITION...THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF OUR REGION...WITH RAIN SHOWERS HUGGING THE EAST COAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOW 30S TO LOW 40S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...AND LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT RANGING FROM THE MID 20S TO MID 30S. SNOWFALL TOTALS THROUGH THE WEEKEND LOOK TO BE LIGHT WITH AN INCH OR LESS OF ACCUMULATION...AND RAINFALL TOTALS UNDER A QUARTER OF AN INCH. LOOKING AHEAD...DRY BUT SEASONABLE AIR WILL WORK ITS WAY INTO THE REGION MONDAY BEFORE SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS MOVE INTO THE REGION TUESDAY. THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION EARLY TUESDAY COULD START OFF AS FREEZING RAIN ACROSS INTERIOR VALLEYS BEFORE TEMPERATURES WARM ABOVE FREEZING CHANGING IT TO RAIN. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL PASS WEST OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON CHRISTMAS EVE. THIS SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY RAIN...STRONG WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING CONCERNS TO OUR REGION WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. DRY BUT VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL FOLLOW ON CHRISTMAS DAY WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES. BREEZY AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO FRIDAY...EXCEPT TEMPERATURES WILL SETTLE BACK TO NEAR NORMAL READINGS. $$ KAB

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