Heading into another Winter week and the chances for snow are there…they just aren’t very big ones. A series of weak clipper-type systems will race through the Northeast…one tomorrow, one Wednesday and the last on Friday. A batch of light snow associated with the first clipper approaching the Mid-Atlantic, most of it’s moisture will slide south of us but the northern edge will graze Southern New England with some light snow and flurries especially South of the Mass Pike. Up to an inch of accumulation is possible along the South Coast and some very thin, feathery dustings north of the there. The snow will fall during the morning commute so some roads may become a bit slippery.
A second clipper will dive down from Canada early Wednesday morning and has similar potential…some fluffy coatings will be deposited during the Wednesday morning commute.
The final clipper of the week has bigger potential on Friday. A bundle of upper level energy associated with the clipper will swirl toward the Northeast on Thursday, at the same time a similar packet of energy associated with the southern jet stream will be sliding through the Southeastern US. Timing is everything with this storm’s development because if the two pieces link up we could be dealing with a sizable Nor’easter. There will only be a small window of opportunity for this to occur so chances are equal that this system remains harmless. The next 24 hours should tell us a lot about the track and strength and ultimately how much snow.