Boston metro north covers the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Northwest Suburbs:
Showers and cool temperatures Friday morning gave way to sunshine and spring like temperatures for the afternoon. High readings were generally in the upper 40’s, with a few low 50’s reported. Some high temperatures reported in the forecast area: Boston 52 degrees, Gloucester 52, Lawrence 51 and Saugus 49. This incredible stretch of mild winter weather continues, with a brief interruption Sunday night through Monday night when temperatures may actually dip to average, before another moderating trend for next week.
With a lack of snow, no frozen ponds or lakes and all due to the abnormally mild weather, your best bet for outdoor winter fun is to head to the northern New England mountains. The weather is expected to be mild and mostly dry next week in our area here in northeastern Massachusetts. A large ocean storm, that could have produced several inches of snow on Sunday, is going well south of New England.
A cold front and wave of low pressure will approach on Saturday, with the front sliding through the area early Saturday night. This may trigger a few snow showers, with rain possibly mixed in during the evening hours. High temperatures will again reach into the 40’s.
High pressure settles in Sunday and Monday as the coastal storm passes well south of New England. Cooler air will filter down from Canada, with breezy conditions giving a bite to the air through Monday night.
Moderating temperatures return Tuesday as the high moves offshore and develops a milder airflow. Fair skies will give way to clouds by Tuesday night as low pressure approaches. This brings a threat for showers later Tuesday night or Wednesday, with mild air remaining in place.
Regional live radar: http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/RadarLoop/hfd_None_anim.gif
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers before midnight, perhaps mixed with rain in the evening. Partial clearing by morning. Lows 25 to 30 degrees. Winds northwest 5 to 15 mph.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and cooler. Highs 36 to 40. Winds north to northeast 5 to 12 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 22 to 26. Winds north 10 to 15 mph.
MONDAY: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and seasonably cool. Highs 34 to 38.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear, cold and crisp. Lows 18 to 24, coldest well inland.
TUESDAY: Increasing cloudiness and becoming mild. Highs 40 to 44.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. Lows 34 to 38.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. Mild, with highs 45 to 50.