NWS: Sleet and Freezing Rain Expected Off-Cape Tonight

Rain, sleet forecast for the Cape...

From the National Weather Service:

Rain moves in tonight, cooling the air falls through and evaporates in the dry air. Temperatures will fall below freezing in most areas along and north of the Mass Pike, as well as parts of northern CT, northern RI, and interior SE MA.

The result will be sleet and freezing rain in these areas, while locations farther south and along the coast will be mild enough for rain.

Graphic provides a look at how much ice is forecast in Southern New England tonight through Monday night.

Tonight
A chance of rain between 8pm and midnight, then rain and sleet. Low around 35. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Monday
Rain and sleet, becoming all rain after 10am. High near 38. Breezy, with an east wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Monday Night
Rain, mainly after 7pm. Low around 37. Windy, with an east wind 22 to 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Rain, mainly before 11am. High near 49. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 11 to 14 mph.
New Year's Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 14 to 17 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 15 to 17 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 11 to 14 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph.

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