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Breaking Down Multiple Rain/Snow Chances This Week (March 27-April 1, 2023)

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

A few systems will be impacting New England this week, with some impactful weather. Here's a breakdown of what to expect.


MONDAY NIGHT | IMPACT: LOW


A weak disturbance will pass just south of New England tonight. From this evening through Tuesday morning, there will be mainly cold rain showers across southern New England as well as southern Vermont and New Hampshire.


Some snow may mix in at lower elevations while snow showers are possible at higher elevations. The Berkshires and Worcester Hills may see a slushy coating while the southern Green Mountains may see up to 2 inches. Areas that rain will see a general quarter of an inch.

ECMWF showing rain and snow showers early Tuesday morning:




TUESDAY-TUESDAY EVENING | IMPACT: NONE


A few scattered, light rain showers/drizzle may persist in eastern New England after the passage of the system Monday night. There will be plenty of moisture in the air, so Tuesday will remain gray and dreary.


ECMWF showing scattered light showers hanging around Tuesday:





WEDNESDAY EVENING-THURSDAY MORNING | IMPACT: MODERATE


A strong cold front will drop through the region later on Wednesday. The exact timing of the front is uncertain, but it will likely enter New England Wednesday night, after sunset and move through New England throughout the night. This front will bring the chance of strong winds and potential snow squalls.


The main impacts from this front will be felt in the higher elevations of Vermont and New Hampshire and northern Maine. These areas are most likely to see a quick burst of heavy snow and snow squalls. While the chances of squalls decrease as you head south and east, snow showers could fall across all of New England overnight Wednesday.


The good news is that the front will be coming through overnight, so impacts will be limited in that regard. Another issue with this strong cold front is gusty winds. Some isolated power outages could result. This front will set up a cold and breezy Thursday.






FRIDAY NIGHT-SATURDAY | IMPACT: MODERATE


A low pressure system will lift through the Great Lakes and pass to New England's north during the day Saturday. With this setup, New England will be just about all rain. Some higher elevations of northern New England may see snow or mix at the start, but everyone will likely switch to rain on Saturday.


Highs on Saturday will be back to spring-like with highs reaching the upper 40s to 50s in northern New England and pushing past 60 in southern New England. This storm is listed as moderate since there will likely be a steady rain, potentially up to a half an inch in places, throughout much of Saturday. There will also likely be some snow and mixing at the onset in places. We'll need to continue watching how this storm develops to get a better grasp on details.


NEXT WEEK | IMPACT: ???


We'll be watching a couple of disturbances (or full blown storms) around the middle of next week. Stay tuned to New England Storm Center.


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