Heaviest snowfall likely over, winter weather advisory remains in effect

The National Weather Service Boston office has issued a special weather statement for much of MA and Northern Rhode Island in effect until 11 a.m. Monday morning.

High pressure across eastern Canada will force in enough cold air to allow a quick transition to all snow for just about all of the region during the late night hours Sunday night and into Monday morning. The snow probably won't melt until Monday afternoon, Barham said, when highs are expected to reach the mid-40s.

But if you thought the snow on Sunday was simply an April Fools' joke, chances of snow are also in the forecast for Tuesday and Friday.

The National Weather Service said the latest measurable snowfall ever in D.C. was on April 28, 1898 when half an inch fell in D.C. and.1 inches fell in Baltimore. That warm front will bring a short-lived surge of spring-like warmth for Wednesday, but warmth that is only expected to last about a day.

Spotty and light rain showers will be moving across the state, but the rain will pass and skies will be mostly sunny in the afternoon, according to Channel 3's Meteorologist Mike Cameron.

Lesser snowfall amounts will be seen in Wellsboro, Mansfield and Laporte in Tioga and Sullivan counties, he said, adding that they may only see a dusting.

In Madison on Monday, look for increasing clouds, a high near 39 and light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: A chance of rain.

The Met Office says it is expected to fall between 3am on Easter Monday and midnight. "It's not out of the question that some isolated areas get 4" of snow Monday morning. "We're going to be pretty cold next weekend". Tonight, temperatures are likely to drop to the 30 degree range. A Winter Weather Advisory means that we could see periods of snow heavy at times that could cause travel difficulties.

Saturday will see a continuing 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers and a high of 42 and a low of 29.

  • Leroy Wright