More Rain Ahead

May End as Snow Friday

Boston 25 Thursday morning weather forecast

WEATHER ALERT

Here comes the rain.  Steady showers will develop today and become heavy at times this afternoon and tonight.  We’re expecting a widespread 1-2″ rainfall as Zeta’s remnants pass to our south between today and tomorrow.

Cold air will push southward tomorrow.  It will change precipitation to snow Friday morning in central MA, southern NH and VT.  The highest elevations could end up with 3-4″ snow, but most will see 1-3″.  Minor, but a headache, especially as it’s the FIRST snow of the season.

Content Continues Below

A burst of heavier precipitation may develop mid to late morning closer to the coast and pull down some cooler air and the risk of minor snow accumulation.  The roads in Boston and the North Shore will likely remain too mild for sticking, but grassy areas could see a coating to 1″.  Minor accumulation of 1-2″ is possible west of I-95.  Just plain rain is expected in southeastern MA with no sticking, even if a few flakes mix in.

Winds will peak Friday morning, gusting up to 45-50 mph on the Cape and Islands.  Gusts 35 mph are possible closer to Boston.  Winds will lighten in the afternoon as showers taper off.

WEEKEND IMPROVEMENTS… MOSTLY

Skies will clear Friday night, allowing temperatures to plummet.  Plan on 20s Saturday morning then highs in the mid to upper 40s.  Halloween will be clear and chilly.  Trick-or-treaters will have to dress for upper 30s.  Brrr!

Spots showers are possible Sunday, especially later in the day.  At least it will be milder with highs back in the 50s or lower 60s.