Record High Temps Sunday, Snow Expected Monday In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts saw a burst of warm sunny skies on Sunday, and meteorologists said residents should enjoy it while it lasts.

Below-freezing temperatures and snow flurries are expected to start Monday afternoon, with a more powerful nor'easter predicted to bring plowable snow Wednesday night.

According to WBZ-TV Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff, Sunday's temperatures were expected break the record of 63 degrees set in 1984.

"After this stubborn fog dissipates, highs will make a run for 60 degrees," Wycoff tweeted Sunday morning. "That puts us in the neighborhood of record high territory."

The National Weather Service reported a high of 63 degrees in Marshfield, Mass. at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

However, Wycoff said by Monday afternoon, temperatures will likely plummet below freezing and snow flurries could start across eastern Massachusetts, with a coating to two inches possible south of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

"Highs on Monday will top out in the mid-to-upper 30's," he said. "A storm will skirt to the south of New England, and with enough cold air in place, scattered coatings may be see in the afternoon/evening. Let's call it a wintry mix of rain and flurries for generally around the Mass Pike southward."

Meteorologists are also monitoring a possible nor'easter, which could bring plowable snow to the region on Wednesday night.

"The cold air is coming straight from the Hudson Bay with a slight layover north of the Arctic Circle," Wycoff said. "It’s still too early to talk accumulations, but plowable snow looks likely at this point, especially for the Mass Pike and south. The northern extent of the heaviest snow remains a bit of a question mark."

Wycoff also cautioned that along with snow mid-week, there could also be strong winds up to 60 mph, which he said are typical with nor’easters.

"Couple that onshore wind with astronomical high tides, and coastal flooding becomes a big concern as well," he said.

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: NWS Boston/Twitter)

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