Heavy Rain in Massachusetts, Snow in New England from Intense Storm



The vernal equinox arrived on Tuesday night, marking the first day of astronomical spring, but Massachusetts is set to experience more winter-like weather. A cold front will sweep through the area on Wednesday night, bringing rain showers and possible snow showers with it. This will be followed by a particularly cold Thursday and a storm over the weekend, which will bring heavy rainfall and potential localized flooding.

Welcome to Spring and Winter-like Weather in Massachusetts

The vernal equinox arrived Tuesday night, making Wednesday the first day of astronomical spring in Boston! However, we can expect some winter-like weather – with a forecast for rain and possibly snow in Massachusetts.

March has been warm so far, but we’re about to see a string of colder-than-normal days.

Cold Front Sweeps Through Massachusetts Wednesday Night

Wednesday night will see a cold front bringing rain showers and potentially some snow showers as well. The real story, however, is the air mass behind this front. Thursday is likely to be the coldest day of the month, with highs stuck in the 30s and winds making it feel like teens and 20s for most of the day.

Friday morning is expected to be particularly cold with lows in the teens in many suburbs.

Weekend Forecast: Rain and Snow from a Storm in New England

The weekend doesn’t look much better. An incoming storm could bring sleet or snow to northern Massachusetts early Saturday morning. This wintry mix will turn to rain in southern New England within a few hours. The rain, heavy at times, should continue all day Saturday.

Current models suggest rainfall totals between 1-3″ for most areas, potentially leading to localized flooding. Sunday’s forecast is uncertain, with questions about how long the clouds and rain may linger in the area. You can follow updates on the forecast here.

Snow Forecast for Ski Resorts in New England

For ski enthusiasts, the storm will bring all snow in the north! We’re projecting over a foot of snow for a good portion of the White Mountains, giving ski season a late boost.

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