Few Snow Showers & Milder Today, Wet & Mild Saturday 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


High pressure will move east of the area today, turning our winds around to a milder southwesterly direction. Temperatures this will top off in the 20s to around 30° which is exactly where our temperatures should be for this time of year. An upper level disturbance is forecast to pass through New England today and could give us a few snow showers mainly over southern and coastal parts of the state otherwise we’ll see variably cloudy skies with most of the sunshine shining over northern areas. We’ll have a dry night tonight with increasing clouds after midnight as low pressure moves into the Great Lakes region.


Milder, above average temperatures are expected Saturday with highs in the 40s to near 50°. Low pressure is forecast to move from the Great Lakes region Saturday morning into western Quebec Saturday night. Rain associated with the storm will spread into Maine later Saturday morning and during the afternoon. Temperatures may be cold enough initially for the precipitation to fall as freezing rain over northern areas but that should quickly transition to all rain so icing is not a concern. Rain will become steadier and heavier later in the day and could be heavy at times Saturday night before winding down late. Flood watches are in effect for the entire state to account for the potential of 1”-2” of rain from the storm combined with melting snow. There will be a lot of water on the roads so be careful driving and there could be some more street flooding in poor drainage areas. The storm will move to our east Sunday morning followed by drier and brighter weather for the afternoon. Temperatures will remain above average in the wake of the storm with highs in the mid-30s to low 40s Sunday afternoon. High pressure will build in and bring us a dry and mild start to the work week on Monday.



Rest of Today: partly to mostly cloudy, most sun north. A few snow showers possible especially over southern areas and along the coast. Seasonable with highs between 24°-32°. Southwest wind 5-10 MPH.


Tonight: partly cloudy early then increasing clouds late. Lows in the teens to near 20° north and 20s to near 30° elsewhere. Light and variable wind.


Saturday: mostly cloudy with rain developing during the morning then becoming steadier and heavier during the afternoon and evening. Some freezing rain is possible during the morning over northern areas. Mild with highs between 40°-50°. South/southeast wind around 10 MPH.


Sunday: morning rain and mixed rain/snow showers ending. Brightening skies during the afternoon. Highs between 34°-43°.


Monday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.


Tuesday: morning rain/snow showers possible then brightening skies during the afternoon. Highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.




Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW