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Spot Showers on St. Patrick's Day as New Details Emerge About Midweek Storm



    Weather Forecast: Spot Snow Showers Across Region

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, windy. Flurry. Highs in the 30s.
    Saturday Night: Very cold, mostly clear. Lows in the teens and 20s.
    Sunday: Mostly sunny, breezy. Highs in the 30s.

    (Published Saturday, March 17, 2018)

    It was a brisk and bright start to our St. Patrick’s Day, but clouds will filter in through the afternoon and evening as a weak cold front slides in from the northwest.

    As the cold front slides into northern New England into the early afternoon, we could get a few snow showers to develop. These could remain in tact as they traverse the region into southern New England by the evening. This means don’t be surprised to see a few spot snow showers over the course of your St. Patrick’s Day plans across the region.

    For Sunday, when many cities and towns are hosting their St. Patrick’s Parades, be sure to bundle up in all your green winter gear, because it will be a frigid morning into early afternoon. The reason for the cold start is the cold front coupled with a clear sky tonight. The cold front clears the area, ushering in a colder pocket of air from Canada, while also clearing out the cloud cover overnight, allowing for temperatures to drop quickly.

    Overnight lows Saturday night will flirt with single digits across northern New England, which is where we start 7 a.m. Sunday morning, with a few spots starting off in the single digits like Worcester, and western Massachusetts, with the rest of southern New England in the mid to upper teens to low 20s.

    Sunday will be another bright, sun-filled day, with highs only into the mid 30s south, 20s north.

    We start off the work week on a pleasant note with a mix of sun and clouds Monday with highs into the mid 30s, but Monday evening we start to see more clouds sliding in, ahead of our next system.

    We’ve been alluding to another coastal system for midweek, but with the latest model runs, it’s looking more likely that this system will remain far to our south, as a dome of high pressure situated just north of the Great Lakes Region keeps most of New England dry Monday and Tuesday.

    However, if anyone were to see precipitation and impacts associated with a glancing blow by the midweek storm, it would be Southeastern Massachusetts, coastal Connecticut, coastal Rhode Island, and the Cape and Islands with rain/snow mix to some snow showers, gusty winds, and higher waves.

    Another system will follow suit, in almost the same path as Tuesday afternoon’s system, but this time could bring another glancing blow to the Cape and Islands with some more snow into early Thursday.

    Thankfully, it looks like both systems will be near misses this time around. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned for the latest updates on the air, online, and on the go with the NBC10 Boston / NECN app.

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