Good Evening …
A more active weather scenario will be setting up over the next several days. The highlight is the current blast of bitter cold air pouring out of the northern plains. The leading edge of this is called an Arctic Cold Front. This air will move into our area later Friday Night into the weekend…However it will not be as frigid as what is occurring out west. As the Arctic front approaches Friday. .waves of low pressure ( little storms) will ride along the front bringing rain to our area. As the rain moves out late Friday night….colder air moves in, changing the rain to a few hours of wet snow. At this point little if any accumulation expected….However in central Massachusetts (Mass.Pike) a few inches are possible.
There after, cold dry air settles in for “most” of weekend. Meanwhile the Arctic front will lie just to our south and another storm, with Atlantic moisture, will approach later Sunday Night. Now with cold in place. …we will see a period of snow and sleet Sunday Night changing over to freezing rain by Monday morning…especially areas away from coast.
Eventually milder air takes over Monday to change any icy rain over to plain rain. Bottom line…active weather next several days with significant day to day changes in temperatures and various forms of precipitation.