Awaiting The Frigid Air
I agree with Barry…”Mother Nature Rules”! If you’re interested in some of the science and explanation behind yesterday’s storm, read his blog post from last night. Needless to say, I too, was surprised by the amount of snow we received yesterday.
Now there’s one more piece of energy that needs to swing through this morning and I don’t want it to catch you off guard. Pockets of light snow are lifting out of western MA and CT right now and will slide through eastern MA between now and late morning. Many of us won’t see more than an additional coating to perhaps an inch of snow – but some roads will become snow covered and slippery again, so take it slow and use caution traveling.
As quickly as they come through, they’re gone and breaks of sunshine will gradually emerge through the afternoon. Highs will come into the mid 30s, although wind chills will run in the 20s thanks to a gusty southwest wind. Watch for some icy patches tonight as lows drop into the upper 20s under variable cloud cover. Tomorrow will feature clouds and sun with a few late day snow showers possible; those mark the leading edge of the arctic air which will spill into the region Tuesday. Highs won’t get out of the teens through midweek!
There are a few additional weather features to keep a close eye on…Tuesday into early Wednesday an ocean storm may come close enough to bring far southeast MA but especially the Cape/Islands some light snow. Either way, ocean-effect snow showers are likely during this time period. Thursday another quick moving disturbance will dive to our south and may graze us with some light snow, but the track is uncertain. Looking forward to next weekend, there are signs that another area of low pressure may approach from the northwest with a threat for snow. We’ll keep you posted!
Meanwhile – GO PATRIOTS!!
(picture at the top of the blog was taken yesterday in Cumberland, RI courtesy of Alec Silva)