7:15 AM | Potent storm sends heavy rain our way with a changeover to snow late tonight

6-Day Forecast

Today

Rain today and some of it will be heavy, a thunderstorm is also possible, mild early in the day with highs in the upper 50’s, but late afternoon temperatures will drop

Tonight

Rain in the evening and some of it will be heavy, becoming windy, a thunderstorm possible, a changeover to snow is likely late tonight (between 3 and 5AM), lows near 35

Thursday

Possible snow ending early then becoming mostly sunny, brisk and chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Friday

Partly sunny, chilly, mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

Monday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 40’s

Discussion

A strong low pressure system will move rapidly from the VA/NC border region early this evening to just off of Cape Cod by late tonight. This low will dump quite a bit of precipitation on the region with more than two inches of liquid equivalent possible over the next 24 hours. Colder air will move in after midnight and this will likely change the rain to snow between about 3 and 5am. The snow will likely last for a few hours and accumulations of an inch or two are possible in the northern and western suburbs with an inch or less likely in the city. The sun will return, but it’ll be breezy and chilly and dry weather is then likely for the next several days.

Video

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