A Rare Break…
Although it didn’t rain today it was still tainted by the gusty conditions…numerous gusts over 30 mph. The wind will settle down tonight and skies will clear up…this will lead to cold temps in the 20s by morning. Tomorrow will end up being the nicest of the week only because it will be free of precip and wind. That all changes on Friday.
Another potent storm will rip through New England…the center of the storm will track to our west assuring us of being on the warmer side of the storm. The center of low will deepen quite a bit creating a strong pressure gradient whipping up the winds both on the front and backside of the storm. As the storm swirls by us, warm air will work in ahead of a strong coldfront…this will aid in instability and soaking downpours and maybe even a few rumbles will result. Rain amounts could exceed an inch from the downpours and the heavy rain will transport down to the surface some potentially damaging wind gusts in the 50s. Once the showers end the wind will swing into the WNW and seasonably cold air will return for the weekend. Along with the cold, there will still be a lot of upper level energy around and numerous snow showers and flurries will be in the skies of New England.
I should also mention that models have hinted at a small disturbance passing south of New England Christmas Eve night…there now is a small chance that we see a little light snow Monday night…I must stress that this is a very small chance. Keep your fingers crossed!