The first snowfall of the season in New England is expected to hit higher elevation areas, 1,000 feet, this Thursday.
The good news, Boston is unlikely to see any snow this week in the weather forecast. The bad news, other parts of New England might, which signals that winter is not very far behind.
And according to meteorologists’ predictions, this winter is expected to be one of the wettest, slushiest on record. After a rain-filled summer, the precipitation levels are expected to stay about the same, but combined with dropping temperatures, all that rain will turn into snow, slush, sleet, and hail.
Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be on the warmer side for most of New England. Temperatures can reach the 70s today and the cold air will drop temperatures into the 40s on Wednesday. Thursday brings heavy precipitation from the morning through the night for all of New England.
Light snow and freezing rain hit New England
The precipitation from 8 AM until 10 PM, will be rain for most of New England. However, for interior Southern parts like Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, the morning temperatures below freezing bring the chance of the season’s first snowflakes. “As temperatures fall into the 30s on Wednesday night, it will be just cold enough for snow for a brief time in interior Southern New England, mainly in the higher terrain,” according to the most recent weather report.
Snow is expected to fall from about 8-10 AM on Thursday, November 9, and then turn into a mix and eventually just rain as temperatures increase steadily. The chance of precipitation is 77%, so it’s very likely we’ll get some snow in New England.
Last year, the first snow hit New England in mid-November, so we are running slightly ahead of schedule, although it won’t be by much. The average first date of snowfall for the Boston area is November 29, so Boston could soon follow suite.
The long weekend will shift into the 50s with sun expected for Veteran’s Day.