With mostly sunny skies, and a slight chance of a brief shower or two this afternoon but generally dry conditions prevailing, expect a high around 62, with a northwest wind of 5-10 mph. Clouds will be on the increase toward sunset and will turn cloudy overnight, with a chance of showers, a low of 41, and southwest wind of 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers in the evening, a high around 57, a west wind of 5-15 mph, and gusts up to 30 mph possible. Friday night will have rain, with a low around 33, and a southwest wind at 5-10 mph. Late Friday night to around sunrise Saturday morning, there could be a brief period of mixing with snowflakes. If this happens, no accumulation is currently expected in the Dracut area, but some hill towns to our north and west could see coatings on grassy surfaces. In the much higher terrain of western Massachusetts, southern Vermont and western New Hampshire, there could even be a few inches of snow. This is certainly quite unusual for Mother’s Day weekend, and shows the extent of the cold airmass we are seeing this weekend.
As for Saturday itself, it will be a pretty crappy day: high of 44, chance rain showers, otherwise mainly cloudy, with a northwest wind of 15-25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph possible. Just a cold, raw, no-good day that is fitting of February.
Sunday won’t be great, being on the chilly side again with a high around 50 after a morning low of 34, but at least it will be mostly sunny and it won’t be quite as windy, but still getting into the 10-20 mph range with the potential again for gusts in the 30-40 mph range depending on how things break out.
Sunday night will be around 36 degrees and partly cloudy; Monday will be partly cloudy and 59, with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon on what looks like it could be yet another breezy day.
I promise, there are warmer times ahead. Things look to be be quite cool through at least next Wednesday or Thursday but there’s some potential that it could be nice next weekend (May 16/17). Whether that represents a break of the extremely cold pattern remains to be seen, but it looks increasingly possible we could be headed for more average high temperatures on a more consistent basis toward the back half of the month. Obviously I can’t make any promises, but here’s hoping we can break out of this pattern some time soon.
Have a great day!