Apr 1, 2016 9:58 PM
We're going from tying the record high of 77 degrees in Concord Friday afternoon to Snow by tomorrow morning!
The weekend starts off dry with some filtered sun, but then becomes cloudy with a threat of an afternoon shower or two popping up. Temperatures will be about 20 degrees cooler than Friday which puts highs in the low 50s. Then main weather story will feature an Arctic cold front slicing through the region tonight, which will deliver an unseasonably cold air mass for early April right from the James Bay area in Canada into New England. A wave of Low pressure area will track across southern New England Sunday morning and is expected to strengthen as it gets off the coast. This will create an area of light snow and snow showers in southern NH Sunday morning with perhaps a little more intense band of snow further south in central and southern MA/northern CT & RI. There will be the potential for some accumulating snow for about 4 hours Sunday morning from about 6am-10am. At this point it looks like the grassy surfaces could get covered with up to an inch of snow while untreated the roads become slippery. There is still uncertainty on where the heaviest snow will fall. Some of the energy could push farther south and spare NH giving southern New England the heavier snow. We'll keep you up to date.
Temperatures will be another 20 degrees colder Sunday with highs only in the 30s along with Arctic winds delivering a blow of some late winter cold making it feel like its in the 20s. Once the sun sets Sunday night, lows will drop into the teens overnight with some areas approaching record cold early Monday morning. The cold will stick around through Monday Highs. will remain in the low to mid 30's when typically we should be closer to 50 for early April.
Watch out for round #2 of snow Monday afternoon & evening! Another Clipper low will track south of Long Island. This will come with another period of possible accumulating snow through Monday night. This low will reinforce a NE wind and lock in the low level cold with temps remaining in the low 30's into Tuesday along with clearing skies and breezy cool winds.. It is hard for pavements to become slippery of snow covered this time of year thanks to the energy of the sun, but if the snow comes down heavy enough over a short duration and one area, it could get slick for a brief time.
Keep the winter coats handy, it looks like we are still going to need them!