University of Massachusetts Lowell Weather Center

Your Lowell Area Forecast

Forecast Issued: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 8:00 A.M.
UML Student Meteorologist: Matt Kaminsky

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High: 51

Low: 33

High: 45

Low: 26

High: 55

Low: 29

High: 66

Low: 44

High: 47

Low: 38



Merrimack Valley Regional Weather Summary

   Good morning! After a cool start to the day, temperatures will rise to the low 50s under mostly sunny skies this afternoon. A clipper system will narrowly pass to the south, sparing the region of any precipitation but will usher in a cooler airmass overnight Tuesday. Wednesday will also feature mostly sunny skies but cooler temperatures as highs will only reach the mid 40s, about 10 degrees below normal for the first day of April. By Thursday, temperatures will moderate as low and mid level flow turns to the southwest. High temperatures will reach the mid 50s as clouds increase during the afternoon. Overnight, an approaching cold front will be proceeded by a period of showers before exiting offshore by Friday morning. Due to cold air lagging behind the cold front, temperatures will soar into the 60s Friday afternoon. As of now it is uncertain how much cloud cover there will be on Friday which will likely be the determining factor in regard to how warm it may get. By Friday night, a possible second wave / surface low will develop to the southwest tracking along the front that passed offshore earlier in the day. There is considerable disagreement with the intensity, track, and thermal structure amongst the numerical weather models. Solutions range from minimal precipitation to a period of steady rains and perhaps must interesting a period of accumulating snow for Friday night into early Saturday. Regardless, another unseasonably cool airmass will encompass the region by the end of the weekend .  Have a great Day & don't forget to follow us on Twitter @UMLWeatherCtr and "Like" our UMLWeatherCtr Facebook Page!  Thanks for your continued support!  

Short Term Forecast
Mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s, west winds of around 10 mph. 


Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy overnight, lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph. 


Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 40s, northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph gusting to 25 mph.


Wednesday Night
Mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s with winds becoming light and variable.


Partly cloudy with increasing clouds in the afternoon, highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts over 25 mph during the afternoon.


Thursday Night
Rain overnight with temperatures holding steady in the mid 40s, southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph overnight.


Extended Forecast
Friday/Friday Night
Showers will end by late morning, otherwise becoming partly sunny with a high in the mid 60s...Scattered showers at night with lows in the 30's.


Temperatures will rise to the upper 40s Saturday afternoon under mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers.



This forecast will be updated on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.

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