of Massachusetts Lowell Weather Center
Lowell Area Forecast
Issued: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 8:00 A.M.
UML Student Meteorologist: Matt Kaminsky
Merrimack Valley Regional
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
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Short Term Forecast
Mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s, west winds of around 10 mph.
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.
Mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s with winds becoming light and variable.
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
Rain overnight with temperatures holding steady in the mid 40s, southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph overnight.
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,
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