Cold temperatures and possible snow

Cold temperatures and possible snow

The next chapter of winter weather on Cape Cod will truly feel like winter.

According to the National Weather Service’s forecast discussion, “A coastal storm passing to our south could bring minor snow accumulations to eastern and southeastern New England Friday through Saturday, but no significant accumulations are expected. Cooler temperatures by the end of this week “Before temperatures drop until the beginning of next week.”

The Arctic air mass will bring “the coldest temperatures of the season to southern New England over the weekend,” according to a forecast discussion. Low temperatures on Friday and Saturday are expected to reach around 15 degrees on the Cape.

In the snow department, Hayden Frank, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Boston/Norton, said meteorologists are still assessing potential snow amounts on Cape Cod, but added that “there’s a good shot of a few inches of snow.” Down there.” Frank put the potential amount of snow at one to four inches.

Some winds are expected to blow over the bowser, creating windy conditions around the Cape. North and northwest winds are expected to be around 20 mph over the weekend, with winds approaching 30 mph on Sunday.

On the bright side, if the Cape receives several inches of snow, the cold temperatures mean it will stick around for a few days. It may be possible to bring cross-country skis and skates out of their long slumber in barns and garages.

But any snow will likely melt as we move into Monday and Tuesday, when high temperatures are expected to reach around 40 degrees.

Here is the forecast for Hyannis from the National Weather Service:

Thursday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.

Thursday night: There is a slight chance of snow with scattered flurries before 9 p.m., then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming northwesterly after midnight. The probability of rain is 20%.

Friday: A chance of snow before 1 p.m., then a chance of snow, possibly mixed with rain. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph. The probability of rain is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than an inch is possible.

Friday night: Snow is likely, mainly before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 16. North wind 16 to 18 mph. The probability of rain is 60%. New snow accumulation of about an inch is possible.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with northwest winds gusting around 24. Winds around 18 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a minimum temperature of around 15 degrees. Windy, with northwesterly winds ranging from 18 to 21 miles per hour.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Windy, with northwesterly winds between 17 and 21 mph.

Sunday night: The weather is mostly clear, with a low around 20. Northwest winds 14 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 28 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 28 mph.

When he’s not solving strange Cape Cod mysteries, Eric Williams writes about a variety of ways to enjoy Cape Cod, weather, wildlife, and other topics. Contact him at ewilliams@capecodonline.com. Follow him on X: @capecast.

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