BOSTON (CBS) – This pattern is relentless with storm after storm…Boston has already seen it’s 5th snowiest February ever with 33.8″ and there are still a few days left. And wouldn’t you know it, another storm is inbound and will deliver more snow for the middle of the week.
An area of low pressure in the Deep South will chug north with ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Precip will arrive first thing Wednesday morning and make for a very slow commute. The thing is, just like with the last storm, there won’t be any true arctic air to tap with this storm…temps will stay near or even over 32 degrees through the entire event. This means that snow accumulation will be very inefficient. Along with that, there will be no cold high pressure to our north locking in cold so an increasing East wind will push milder marine air inland and snow will change to rain rather quickly for much of Eastern MA.
Elevated areas of Northern MA and Southern NH will get the most snow. In the end this will behave more like a Spring Snowstorm rather than a Winter one. Amounts should range from a trace to an inch that will get washed away with the rain by the end of the day all the way through Boston. Then from 128 north and west of Boston, 1 to as much as 3 inches through the elevated areas. The hills in Worcester County and Southern New Hampshire could pick up 3-6″.
The storm will go on and on and on with multiple waves of precip expected through Friday night. The upper level energy will spin up a new surface low the will slide right down the Mass Pike this will keep snow going in Northern MA and Northern New England Wednesday night and amounts will climb in those areas with the ski resorts picking up close to a foot! As that storm slides offshore on Thursday, the upper level energy will pass overhead kicking off rain and snow showers for the rest of Southern New England.
Finally, a tail to the storm will develop under the upper level energy Thursday night and Friday morning…this will focus additional snow over New England, most of which should fall in Northern New England but some small additional accumulation could occur in Southern New England by Friday evening.
Clearly there is a lot to follow this week…we have plenty of moisture but not that much cold air…otherwise we’d be digging out from over a foot!