It was a Mother’s Day to remember: steady rain, raw temps and even some snow in the higher terrain of Western New England (in addition to the Bruins’ 6-2 win).
Snow in May isn’t unheard of. Even in Boston, we’ve seen a trace of snow 10 times in the period of record– the most recent being in 2015.
But still, this pattern is lousy (unless you’re a lawn).
And it will be a while before we can get out of it. Everything across our part of the Northern Hemisphere has ground to a halt. Weather systems, rainy patterns, cool (warm) air and, sadly for us, hope to get into summery weather. We’re looking at the end of May before things potentially warm up.
In the meantime, we’re biding our time for the brighter days in the coming week.
Hard pressed to find that Monday. Clouds should dominate with only occasional glimpses from time to time. As the day wears on, the clouds will tighten up and the showers will spread east by evening. This next weather system promises to be stronger, windier and just as cold.
This could mean some more flakes will mix in across the higher terrain of central Massachusetts and even southern New Hampshire. Essentially, the airmass remains cold, and this storm should be strong enough to exploit it. Expect the rain to pour down as well. Up to 1” is possible as the storm spins through New England and exits Tuesday.
Splashes of sun should return for Wednesday as a wedge of dry air tries to weasel in. Better chances for sun exist on Thursday and Friday, but each day may feature a shower as well. The trials and tribulations of spring in New England.