Regional Weather Summary
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000 AWUS81 KBOX 202103 RWSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-210500- REGIONAL WEATHER STORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 355 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014 HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED TO THE NORTH OF THE REGION BROUGHT A RAW WIND OFF THE OCEAN FOR MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. WHILE CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE REGION SAW MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES...SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS SAW GENERALLY CLOUDY SKIES. SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AND CAPE COD SAW PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN. AFTERNOON HIGHS WERE MOSTLY IN THE 30S WITH CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET SEEING HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY TONIGHT WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. THERE MAY BE SOME SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE REGION. LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 20S TO THE LOWER 30S. FOR THE SUNDAY...THE HIGH WILL SHIFT EAST TOWARD NOVA SCOTIA AND THE CANADIAN MARITIMES...ALLOWING WINDS TO REMAIN OUT OF THE NORTHEAST. THERE WILL ALSO BE A CHANCE OF A MORNING SNOW SHOWER OVER THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE REGION. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE 30S. 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. $$ AED

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