NWS: Chilly Saturday, Warming Sunday, Watch Out for Monday

Storm event could make things tricky on Monday...
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From the National Weather Service:

Saturday Morning Briefing:

Good morning everyone! Welcome back to winter-like cold today despite bright sunshine. Highs will only top out in the 30s along with a gusty northwest wind. Time to bundle up again when heading outside!

Temperatures will warm a little bit on Sunday, into the 30s and 40s, along with increasing cloudiness.

Our attention then turns to a low pressure system which will pass offshore Monday. We'll share the key points and you can also check out the maps below:

* Light Icing: Sunday Night into Monday Morning *
- Light freezing rain is possible in western and central Massachusetts and part of northern Connecticut, especially in the higher elevations from the east slopes of the Berkshires, Worcester Hills, and hills of Hartford and Tolland Counties.
- Up to 1/10" of icing may result in slippery travel

* Strong Winds: Sunday Night and Monday *
- Northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, are possible on Cape Ann, Cape Cod, and the Islands.
- Minor damage may occur, such as downed tree limbs and isolated power outages.

* Minor Coastal Flooding: Monday *
- A storm surge of 1.5 to 2.0 feet is expected along the eastern Massachusetts coast, including Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, during the Monday afternoon high tide.
- High tide occurs at 3:10 PM Monday at Boston and at 4:17 PM Monday on Nantucket
- Some vulnerable shoreline roads may become temporarily impassable around high tide. Minor beach erosion is also possible.

We'll provide updates throughout the weekend. If you live in the area where we expect light icing, plan on extra time for the Monday morning commute. Conditions are expected to improve by Monday afternoon.

[See full briefing graphics package below]

Today
Sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Northeast wind 15 to 18 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Sunday Night
Rain, mainly after 10pm. Low around 43. Breezy, with a northeast wind 23 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday
Rain, mainly before 3pm. High near 52. Breezy, with a northeast wind 18 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 41. North wind 10 to 18 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind around 14 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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