Partly sunny skies Friday, patchy snow showers possible Saturday
FROM FOX 25 METEOROLOGIST SHIRI SPEAR
see partly sunny skies Friday. Highs will range from the lower 40s
inland to mid 40s on the coast and Cape. Boston will hit 45 later
today. You can thank
those winds from the southwest at 5-10 mph for bringing the warmth to
town. The average high for January 17 is 35 degrees so we'll be about 10 degrees above normal.
will move in tonight. Temps this evening will fall back to the lower
30s inland and middle 30s in Boston and the shore by 9 p.m. It will
remain dry for all
flurry may develop after midnight but snow showers will stay incredibly light and patchy through Saturday morning. As the coast warms up we'll
see occasional flakes
turn into drops, though inland will be cool enough for snow most of the
rain (mix inland) will take over between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. At times it
may even turn heavy. A widespread 0.25" of precipitation is expect with
and cities receiving 0.5." This means you should plan on a wet Saturday
temperatures fail to warm up enough, mostly along, north and west of
495, we may get stuck with a period of snow that provides a quick
coating to 3" in the afternoon. This is a scenario to keep in mind though currently the forecast
involves just a patchy coating in these spots. The temperatures are a
vital part of predicting the snow because it all falls as flakes from
the clouds— it just melts on the way down when it's
in the 40s like at the shore Saturday!
It will turn dry by 7 p.m. Saturday. The mercury drops back into the 20s overnight.
Sunday will be cooler with highs in the 30s. It will be mostly cloudy with a few flurries.