Expect snow on Saturday and colder temperatures throughout the area
- Author: Jack Replman Mar 12, 2017,
Mar 12, 2017, 0:29
On-and-off snow showers will remain possible through 7 p.m. (Friday) evening.
That trend is expected to continue Sunday, with the high temperature in Boston forecast at 24 degrees, which would break the record low maximum temperature record of 25 degrees, according to the weather serice. Visibilities could be as low as a half-mile at time.
A stiff breeze will add a bite to the cold air, with wind chill ("feels like" temperature) values expected to dip into the single digits overnight. Mother nature reminds us that winter is sticking around and could bring another shot of some rain/snow early next week.
McPike said the snowy system will arrive Friday night in the Omaha area out of the northwest, which generally means the heavier amounts of snow will fall outside of the Omaha area in South Dakota, southern Minnesota, and northern Nebraska and Iowa.
Those traveling across southern Kentucky this weekend should check the forecast closely as travel could become hazardous in portions of the region.
Thursday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 56. Skies turn mostly sunny throughout today as breezy winds between 5-15 miles per hour ramps up. Some form of rain or snow is expected on and off all day with the chance for precipitation at 80 percent.
A nor'easter may bring heavy snow and wind to the Northeast next week. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Winds: 10 to 20 miles per hour. Damaging wind gusts are on the table. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday's high is expected to reach the mid- to upper 40s. Northwest wind 13 to 15 miles per hour.
Wednesday. Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 11 to 14 miles per hour.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday's forecast is for mostly sunny skies and a high near 56° with gusts of wind as high as 31 miles per hour.
Forecasters also say there is a chance that more significant snow could happen on Tuesday.
Over the past 30 years, the snowiest month has been February almost 50 percent of the time, but lately that hasn't been the case. Look for a high around 35.