11-21-2018

Good morning!

With partly cloudy skies, and a slight chance of a quick snow squall this afternoon into the mid-evening, expect a high around 40, with a west-southwest wind at 10-15 mph, gusting to 30 mph at times late. Any snow squalls, if we even see any, would be brief and have very little (if any) accumulation, but would create very low visibility for a short time, so use caution while driving.

Tonight will be mostly clear and very cold, with a low around 10, and a northwest wind at 10-20 mph, with gusts around 35 mph possible. Wind chill values will turn out well below zero at times overnight, and into tomorrow morning. Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high around 18, and a northwest wind of 10-20 mph, gusting to around 35 mph. Again, expect sub-zero wind chills early, with wind chills in the single digits for the rest of the day. Tomorrow night will be clear, with an even colder low around 6, and a northwest wind of 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph – especially early.

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Friday will be a bit better, with sunny skies and a high around 26. Still very cold, but certainly nowhere near as bitter as Thursday – especially when you take into account that the wind will be much calmer Friday. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high around 40, after getting down to 15 degrees in the morning, as warmer air approaches in conjunction with a system that gives us a likely rainfall for Saturday night into Sunday. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s for a portion of the system, so it’s not impossible that the storm could start off as a little snow or sleet for a short time during the overnight hours Saturday night, but at this point it looks like a mainly (if not all) rain event. Sunday will get up to around 46 degrees.

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Have a great day!
-Nathan

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into 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, 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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