We have a battle of air masses across the northeast on Monday night. Cold air in the north and more snow in the north, mild air in the south and drier.
Monday night, the snow fills in the north of New England, while the south of New England is mostly cloudy and temperatures around 50.
On Tuesday morning it will be interesting. We have a first warning for Tuesday for the winter mix and another for Wednesday for the bitter cold.
Northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will have snow and a wintry mix with light icing over the Berkshires, Worcester Hills and into the center of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Scattered rain heads to Connecticut, while Boston and Providence remain dry around 7:1
The freeze line drops to the southeast towards Hartford, Worcester and Portland. In the north of England, snow is still falling and it will be a difficult day of traveling with smooth and snow-covered roads.
After noon, temperatures in southern England will plummet and rainfall in Boston and Providence will change to wet snowflakes. In Hartford, the Berkshires, Vermont and in the north of New Hampshire, the snow begins to decrease around 14.00 clock.
Light snow continues in Boston at 16.00. then it will rejuvenate during the evening drive from northwest to southeast Massachusetts. Make sure that ice builds up on the roads while the temperatures fall below freezing for the rest of the night!
Tuesday afternoon we have scattered coatings in Boston and southeastern New England. A 1-inch coating is expected in the Worcester Hills, 1 to 3 inches in Connecticut, the Berkshires and southern New Hampshire. In the center of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, you'll see about 3 to 6 inches at about 1 foot as you continue north to higher elevations. We expect 1 to 3 inches to about 1 inch along the coast of Maine.
Bitter cold will follow our rollover on Tuesday. The temperatures range from the 50s in the morning in southern New England to the 1920s for dinner. The wind will breeze between 25 and 35 miles per hour from northwest on Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. This means that our windchills will take place on Tuesday night at around zero on Wednesday morning and on Wednesday afternoon in their teens.
Wednesday morning lows will be at record highs for much of New England. The record low in Boston is 14 (1883) and in Worcester 15 (1986). We call for teenage lows. Wednesday afternoon may bring us more records with record levels of forecasting in the lower 30s to mid 20s. The record high in Boston is 36 (1874) and in Worcester 32 (2013).
We dry most of the week and our temperatures change until Friday. Friday to Saturday we get another shot of cold air and the chance for a riot to the north. Next week it looks set to peak around the 50's more seasonal, but also with a chance for rain every day.