FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Mild and Drier Finish to Weekend
Apr 02 2018 by Lorena Waters
We could see it mix in with some rain and a wintry mix at first, but mostly it will be all snow.
It's not an April Fool's joke - some MA commuters are dealing with some wintry weather Monday morning.
The changeover to snow is expected to occur between 1-4 a.m. northwest of Interstate 95 and from 5-8 a.m. southeast of I-95.
Some flurries are possible in the morning but the better chance for snow comes Sunday night.
The high Tuesday should be near 36, sandwiched by lows around 32 and 20.
Clouds will increase through the evening Sunday. Typically, highs are around 50 degrees in early April.
The heaviest snow would tend to fall during the overnight hours Monday night and on Tuesday morning, with the highest snow totals over south-central and southeastern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. The snow will be moderate to heavy at times with snowfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour possible briefly between about 6 and 9 a.m.
"Force 6, east north easterly winds and offshore wave heights of 2.4m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal areas".
Forecaster Helen Roberts said: 'The main risk is rain, we have a number of warnings out at the moment, including a fairly large rain warning covering most of the country. On paved surfaces, such as roads and sidewalks, the melting rate is much higher so accumulations there will be slushy, not plowable.
Higher snowfall could be seen heading south along Route 15 in Union County and more toward Harrisburg, he said.
Our temperatures will have a slight and quickly cool-down after the cold front passes.
Mostly sunny skies will hold on Thursday, but the expected high temperature will be just 43 degrees and highs for the coming weekend will only be in the lower 40s.
Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly after 8am.
Wednesday: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am.