Good afternoon! Quick update regarding the impending storm for tomorrow; but first, expect a low near 24 tonight, giving way to a high near 36 tomorrow, a low of 34 tomorrow night, and a high around 39 Friday. Overall, expect a cold, raw end to the workweek.
Precipitation will start in the hours before sunrise as snow, with a coating to 3″ expected for most locations (including Dracut) before a switch to a mix with sleet and freezing rain shortly after sunrise. The combination of snow and ice will make for a very hazardous morning commute; the freezing rain will switch to normal rain by around noontime or so. Freezing rain amounts should be between a glaze and a tenth of an inch of ice. As a result, I expect most area schools to have a delayed opening tomorrow; if the freezing rain continues into the later morning hours as is possible, a few school closings aren’t out of the question. Either way, I don’t expect any administrators to announce delays or closings until the morning.
Rain showers will then continue through Thursday evening, with a steady and at times heavy rainfall likely Thursday night into Friday. Rain showers are then possible into Friday evening, when some snow may mix in with the rain; a light snow accumulation cannot be ruled out Saturday morning. If that chance materializes I’ll have more tomorrow or Friday.
Have a great day!