The weather will be downright springy this weekend, with showers and temperatures peaking near 60 on Sunday. Colder weather will return early next week, with some light snow possible before Christmas, forecasters said.
Today will begin mostly sunny. Temperatures will rise near 46. Clouds will enter the region late in the day and a few isolated showers could fall north of Route 2. More widespread showers are possible after 8 p.m. Temperatures will drop a few degrees overnight, into the low 40s, the National Weather Service said.
A low pressure system will push its way into the region Saturday, bringing more precipitation. Conditions will be dark and cloudy, with a high near 51. Rain is likely after 4 p.m. The showers will subside late at night. Temperatures will drop into the mid-40s overnight and clouds will continue to dominate the skies.
Rain will return Sunday, around 1 p.m. Temperatures will peak in the mid-50s. Clouds will continue overnight and temperatures will settle in the mid-40s, according to the weather service.
“Saturday will be the better of the two days, because the rain starts later in the day,” said weather service meteorologist William Babcock. “But both days will be pretty similar.”
The warm weather could result in snow melting away before Christmas. But some areas have too much to erase. “Lowell, for instance, still has 12 inches, so some areas will still have some snow after the warm weather,” Babcock sai.
A few leftover showers could continue Monday, and temperatures will remain unseasonably warm, around 50.
A few snow showers could pop up late Monday into Tuesday, providing a fresh white coat before Christmas.
Conditions will become colder as Christmas approaches. Christmas Day will be mostly sunny and cold, as temperatures rise to around 30.