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Boston Weather: 63.0°F | Light Rain

Weather - Slushy Mess


Slushy Mess

Michael C. Morgan
Staff Meteorologist

As warm air tries to return to New England today, it will have a tough time eroding the shallow layer of cold air at the surface. As a consquence, as the relatively warm, moist air moves northward, it will be lifted over the surface cold air and precipitation will occur. The precipitation should begin as snow with several inches possible by noon. During the afternoon the snow should begin to mix with sleet and rain, and eventually turn to all rain by sunset. Depending on the surface temperatures, freezing rain is a distinct possibility especially north and west of Cambridge.

Today: Snow mixing with and then changing to sleet and freezing rain. Several inches possible before the changeover. Temperatures rising into the middle and upper 30s (2-4 C). Winds south-southwest 10-15 mph (16-24 kph).

Tonight: Cloudy with rain or freezing rain. Low around 32-38 (0 to 3 C).

Wednesday: Cloudy and cold with rain developing during the afternoon. Low 30s. (1 to 2 C).

Thursday: Continued cloudy and cold, with rain or snow possible. High in the 30s (1 to 4 C), lows 28-32 F (-1 to 0C).