After a beautiful conditions over the weekend, we have certainly gone downhill with rain, some sleet, and a few snowflakes in Franklin County. It was chilly and raw this afternoon with temperatures near 40, falling into the 30s. If anything, today was a reminder that Winter may not officially be over.
A rather weak area of low pressure is passing south of New England, helping to drag cooler air down from Canada while at the same time bringing some moisture into the area. Most of what falls this tonight will be on the light side BUT once the sun starts to go down roads could get a bit icy as surface temps fall to near freezing. This will be more of an issue on side roads and sidewalks, especially across the hills and Franklin County. Be mindful as you head out this evening.
Although tomorrow will remain cloudy and unsettled, it will be a touch milder so we are not concerned about any icing. Plain rain showers off and on throughout the morning, coming to an end by mid-afternoon.
Conditions will improve for the middle of the week. We'll likely see some sunshine on both Wednesday into St. Patrick's Day. There will be some cloudiness as well but at least thing will be brighter and temperatures will be milder with readings near 60!
A cold front will move through western Mass. late Thursday bringing with it a few showers. However, this front will bring sunshine for Friday and Saturday. It will certainly feel more March-like with blustery, chilly conditions. Temperatures will stay in the 40s. Things will likely start to go downhill on Sunday as a developing area of low pressure heads our way. It will bring rain, wind and maybe some wintry precipitation. Depending on the timing it could make for a stormy parade day! Stay tuned!
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