More snow is falling tonight…but not everywhere. Unlike most of our Winter Storms, tonight storm will be much more localized and focused on the Eastern and Southeastern part of the State. Similar to Summertime thunderstorms, intense snow showers are flaring up in waves south of New England and expanding northbound producing brief, near white-out conditions. Just like a thunderstorm, the snow will shut off rather abruptly…leaving behind a thick coating of snow in a matter of minutes. The weather feature responsible for these intense snow showers is called a Norlun trough…it’s a convergence zone and it will be more or less stationary over SE MA for the night. As a result, some towns will get hammered with snow…5″ or more while a few towns over just an inch or two.
The trough will move along to our east tomorrow morning takeing any lingering flurries with it and behind this system cold winds will howl again into the weekend before settling down during the day on Sunday. The weekend will feature a lot of sunshine for a change with milder temps in the mid 40s.
Another large storm will form to our south on Monday and will pass very close to Southern New England…early indications are that the storm will just graze us but it will need to be watched closely.