• Cold air could bring stormy weather to Mass.


    From FOX 25 meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski

    The cooler weather continues this weekend.  

    An area of low pressure in the Canadian Maritimes is continuing to wrap colder air into the region on gusty west to northwest winds. These winds are contributing to quite a chill out there this morning. If you are stepping outside it feels like it is in the teens and 20s despite a good amount of sunshine.

    The morning will be the brightest part of the day as a piece of energy from the Great Lakes will be heading to our south, increasing clouds by midday. High to mid-level clouds will lead to partly sunny skies through the afternoon, blocking the sun at times. Temps will struggle to climb to the seasonal normal…and reach either side of 40, with readings in the 30s north and west of Boston to lower 40s in southeastern parts of the state. No matter what the temperature, it will feel cooler in the gusty west wind averaging 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. So if you have plans outside today… bring extra layers.

    Tonight, skies will clear as winds relax and temps will drop into the 20s.

    Another cold start on Monday, but temps will rebound nicely into the mid-40s under mostly sunny skies. It will feel more comfortable with less wind, but temperatures will still be slightly below normal for this time of year.  This cooler pattern will be the trend through the week.

    Now on to the potential storm in the forecast this week. The colder air dominating the northern U.S. will be a big player in the system heading our way for Tuesday into Wednesday. A piece of energy is going to dive southward from the West Coast and clash with warmer air down south allowing for an area of low pressure to develop by late Monday into Tuesday and track from the south through the Mid-Atlantic States before pushing off the coast. 

    As it looks right now, this system should pass to our south quite quickly. However, as colder air is in place over our area… the northern edge of this system will clip southern New England late Tuesday and move on out by Wednesday.

    Currently this doesn't look to be a blockbuster storm, but may cause some problems for the evening commute on Tuesday and leave some areas looking white by Wednesday morning. Best chance of seeing any accumulating snow would be areas south of the Mass. Pike on the current track, as a couple of inches could be possible with some mixing likely over the Cape and Islands. However, this storm hasn't even formed yet and there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact track and strength of the storm.

    If that track shifts further to the south… this may be a non-event. If the track moves further north… we have a better chance of accumulating snow.

    This will be something to watch over the next 24 hours as any shift may cause a different scenario in regards to track, intensity and even precipitation type.

    Have a great Sunday and follow me @Sarahwroblewski on Twitter for any updates! Stay warm!

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