7Weather – Some of us got a quick snowfall today, covering grassy areas with icing. The amounts weren’t all that impressive, but hey, it was something.
Now the snow is out and the rain is in! That means temperatures will be in the 40s tonight and in the 50s tomorrow morning (the numbers below aren’t accurate but will give you an idea of the balmy feeling for January!). Expect rain from west to east after 7:00 a.m. tonight. At 10 p.m. we can all expect a decent rain. The rain will come in waves overnight with some downpours. Grab the rain jacket for the Friday morning walk! Tomorrow will be windy so maybe not the best day to use the umbrella. The showers will roll out from west to east tomorrow late morning/noon. If you’re going around midday, bring rain gear because showers can still occur, albeit with a decreasing tendency.
I mentioned the wind. The strongest wind will be felt in the Friday morning hours. Southwest gusts will be stronger where you see the orange shading below, near 50mph, causing some isolated tree damage. Wind gusts of 35-45 mph can occur in areas along the coast. This will be more of a nuisance wind and you should secure whatever you have outside. It will be windy on Friday afternoon with occasional gusts, but certainly not as strong as in the morning.
Friday afternoon we dry off and the evening will be mild in the 50s. Temperatures don’t stay in the 50s all weekend. The cold front associated with the storm will pull through overnight into Saturday. Behind the front the wind is turning from the north and it will be blustery with temperatures in the upper 30’s / near 40’s. Although temperatures will likely feel closer to 30’s for the weekend.
We’re watching a few chances for showers this weekend as a low pressure system forms along the front of the exiting storm system and moves northeast. There is a chance of a shower along the coast on Saturday morning. On Sunday we are waiting for the potential of ploughable snow. The models are not yet tuned to how close the storm tracks are to us, but our first thought is that areas of Cape Ann and SE Mass, shaded below, could accumulate snow.
-Meteorologist Melanie Black
https://whdh.com/weather-blog/rain-and-wind-friday/ Rain and Wind Friday – Boston News, Weather, Sports