David Epstein has spent 30 years as a meteorologist. He was born in Portland, Maine, and studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt. He now teaches at Framingham State University and Colby College. He is also a horticulturalist and founder of GrowingWisdom.com.
Rain continues to fall today, possibly changing over to snow by early Saturday. Meteorologist David Epstein says that the coating to 2 inches we see tomorrow may not be the last of snow this season. More snow may come our way next week.
Later this morning, a few rain showers will hit the area before a brief break from precipitation. Then, heavier rain in the afternoon and early evening may even bring some thunder.
Although the air will reach over 40 degrees for the next five days, overall temperatures are still way below average. Colder weather will return this weekend, too.
A sunny and cold Friday will give way to a raw and wet Saturday, with some freezing rain possible early Saturday morning.
Wednesday’s warmth is gone, as colder temperatures move into the area.
Wednesday highs will reach between 53 and 58 degrees, the warmest day since the 59 degrees Boston reached on Christmas.
Snow will continue to melt but not rapidly. The air is still quite dry and this slows the melting process somewhat.
Although there is some morning cloudiness, skies will eventually become mostly sunny and temperatures will rise into the mid-40s.
A weak storm may pass through the area Saturday, but the weekend is looking warmer than today. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead by an hour for daylight saving time Saturday night.
A return to milder air late this weekend will begin one of the warmest stretches of weather we have seen since December.