It will be, quite literally, raining on the Patriots’ parade on Tuesday.
And windy, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour — more on some of downtown Boston’s streets where skyscrapers create the wind tunnel effect, according to the National Weather Service.
“It’s not going to be a wash out or a snow out,’’ said Alan Dunham, a weather service meteorologist. “But it’s definitely not going to be sunny and nice.’’
Snow starts around 7 a.m. Tuesday, said Dunham, the perfect arrival time to make a mess of the morning commute on any other weekday, but one that could make things even more complex given the parade.
As temperatures start climbing toward the 30s, the snow will turn to sleet somewhere around 9 a.m., Dunham said. And then precipitation changes again, this time to rain, which should arrive around noon, he said.
Fans should plan to wear layered clothing and footgear that is waterproof, Dunham said.And people might consider bringing an umbrella — “as long as it’s a good, sturdy umbrella” — given the windy conditions, he said.
“It will be chilly,’’ Dunham said, “with kind of a raw, northeast wind.’’