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Big Drop in Temperatures as We Transition to More Seasonable Weather

After temperatures approached 70 degrees Friday, we're transitioning back to more seasonable weather



    Weather Forecast: Spot Shower Before Clearing

    Saturday: Early clouds, spot shower, then clearing. 50s early, then 30s and 40s late.
    Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 20s and 30s.
    Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 40.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018)

    It was not a tropical storm, but it was a storm from the tropics that hit New England Friday.

    Temperatures approached 70 degrees; we had wind gusts close to 70 mph; and more than three inches of rain.

    Now we transition back to more seasonable weather.

    We still have an additional cold front to go by with a mixture of rain showers and some higher elevation snow showers from west to east Saturday morning and early afternoon.

    Temperatures in the 50s will fall into the 40s east, and temperatures in the 40s will fall into the 30s west. The mountains of Vermont and western Massachusetts may get a couple of inches of snow as the cold air comes in, but for most of us it’s a dry and nice Saturday with more sunshine in the afternoon.

    It will be clear and cold Saturday night with low temperature in the teens and 20s north, 20s to low 30s south.

    Sunday starts off sunny, but clouds will increase as an Alberta clipper approaches from the west.

    We will see seasonable temperatures in the 30s to lower 40s with not too much wind.

    Snow inland, and rain or snow near the coast, will develop Sunday night, with temperatures holding in the 20s north and 30s south.

    Though it does not look like a significant storm Christmas Eve morning, we wake up to some snow and rain. We may have a couple of inches of snow in the hills of central and western New England.

    Mixed rain and snow should end before sunset with partial clearing in the afternoon. High temperatures on Monday near 30 degrees north, to 40 degrees south.

    Christmas Day looks like a beauty: sunshine with a high temperature in the 20s to lower 30s from north to south.

    Wednesday is sunny and seasonable.

    Clouds return Thursday as a warm front approaches. There may be some light rain or snow late in the day.

    Next Friday looks like it could turn wet and/or white once again, with a warm-ish storm coming at us from the west.

    It's still too early call on what happens weather-wise on Dec. 31, but it looks like 2018 will not go out quietly.

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