BOSTON (CBS) – The weather has been difficult to complain about lately. Boston is in the middle of one of the longest stretches of above-average temperatures seen since mid-December. At the moment the series is 25 days and counting.
So it’s no wonder that Saturday’s storm will be way too mild for snow in most of southern New England. A low pressure area will run right over New England and propel a warm front by late Friday through Saturday.
The rain begins shortly after midnight and increases in intensity towards daybreak. The heaviest rain falls in a time window of four to six hours between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Total rainfall can be up to an inch or more in most areas.
While most of Massachusetts will get soaked well, some of the higher elevations on the eastern slopes of the Berkshires and northern Worcester County will get heavy, wet snow during the onset of the storm. The temperature profiles are slightly cold enough for the snow to fall in the Worcester Hills. However, if you get up late enough, you can see that blizzard before mild air enters.
The wind will be howling all weekend too. At the peak of the wind on Saturday morning, gusts of wind could reach more than 80 km / h from the southeast. Fortunately, this coincides with the early morning low tide, so there are very few concerns about coastal flooding. Sunday will also be windy, but when the wind direction shifts northwest, cold air flows back.
While Boston started wet in 2021, we largely missed the rain. Mother Nature even participated in a little “dry January” lately, only breaking that streak yesterday with a rainfall of 0.10 inches. Boston has a rain deficit of 0.89 inches for the year but will apparently make up for it on Saturday. As for snowfall in the future, there may be some chance in the coming weeks but certainly nothing that is set in stone.