Freezing Rain Advisory Issued

A *Freezing Rain Advisory* has been issued from 3-11 PM this afternoon.  Precipitation is entering New England as of 2 PM ahead of a warm front.  Temperatures will surge into the 40's and 50's in Central and Eastern MA, RI and CT tonight ahead of the cold front.  A *Wind Advisory* has been posted for S RI and SE MA as the warm surge will be accompanied by 40-50 MPH wind gusts.  Some rain showers will accompany the cold frontal passage Tuesday AM.
NWS Headlines Monday December 26, 2016
The current Northeast radar loop shows some showers ready to move into Western New England.
NWS Northeast Regional Radar Loop
Temperatures are in the low 30's in Central and Eastern MA and RI.  The CT River valley is also in the 30's.  As this first batch of enters Western MA it will start as sleet and freezing rain.
RTMA 2 m temps Monday 1 PM (Image Weatherbell)
This precipitation will reach Worcester, Providence, and Boston between 430-630 PM.  Here is the US surface chart for 7 PM this evening.  This storm is the same complex that brought blizzard conditions to the Dakota's on Christmas Day.
WPC Surface Fronts/Precipitation Monday 7 PM
It will be windy in Central and NE MA, N RI even though there is no advisory at the moment.  At 7 AM there will be a band of rain across Southern New England as the main cold front passes.  Temperatures are in the mid to upper 40's in interior SNE and low 50's in SE MA.
12z HRRR simulated radar Tuesday 7 AM (image Weatherbell)
Rain is gone by 1030-11 AM throughout most of the Commonwealth.  Temperatures fall into the mid 20's Monday night.  I am watching a storm for Thursday PM into Friday AM.  Rain and snow are both options as of now.

-Zack Green


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