Mostly Sunny Wednesday and Thursday; Exciting Leadup to Christmas

Good morning!
With mostly sunny skies, expect a high around 39 today, and a west-northwest wind at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Tonight will feature calming winds, with mostly clear skies, a low around 16, and northwest winds at just 5 mph.
Tomorrow will again be mostly sunny but much colder, with a high around 26. Tomorrow night features increasing clouds (with skies turning mostly cloudy) and a low near 17. Winds will be light and out of the northwest throughout.
Beyond that, we fall into an exciting pattern. A period of mixed precipitation is possible Friday night (snow and freezing rain would be in the cards with temperatures hanging below freezing until Saturday morning). With the overnight Friday night possibly featuring that snow or freezing rain (or combination), there could be some impact involved. Saturday is a slam dunk forecast as of now, with any wintry precipitation likely to change to regular rain by 9 AM or so as temperatures rise above freezing then; the high will be in the mid to upper 40s (this has trended cooler from prior forecasts in the 50s for Saturday). Saturday night will be slightly above freezing temperature wise, and could fall below freezing if we get colder than expected, but it will start well above freezing as rain wraps up during the overnight.
Christmas Eve starts dry but then a period of rain changing to snow is possible in the evening and overnight as part of a system that will likely affect our region the night of Christmas Eve through Christmas Day. This system has trended colder in recent days, which is good news for snow lovers: the Saturday rain event has a pretty good chance – if not overwhelmingly likely chance – of eliminating almost all or all of the current snowpack, even if we do see a little accumulating snow Friday night, so our White Christmas chances probably hang in the balance with the Christmas Eve/Day storm. It is still too early to get into exact details, though, so stay tuned.
Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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