Latest Boston Barry Burbank
The bulk of the accumulation over much of the region will occur from 5 am to 5 pm. This storm, however, will likely contain some sleet, freezing rain and even some rain unlike the straight snow case of its predecessor.
On this MLK holiday, the nation was in a January thaw mode. Above to well above average temperatures existed across much of the country.
One year ago this week from January 11-14, Boston’s high temperatures were 59, 54, 51 and 50 respectively! That will definitely not happen in the next 4 days but a potential shift in the steering currents should eventually propel milder air from west to east across the country .
Unlike the frigid storm one year ago from January 2-3 which dumped 8-24″ of the fluffiest powder snow we ever get around here, this weekend’s system is minor indeed.
We have been living a charmed life this week and after a gorgeous Saturday and the 5th day this month above 50 degrees, I am expecting a string of light showers and sprinkles amounting to a few hundredths of an inch in places Sunday from mid-morning to early afternoon from northwest to southeast.
We are in a relatively quiet period through the week. There are a couple of minor systems to briefly shake things up a bit. The powerful storm that pounded the West Coast several days ago will only manage to release a few showers as it crosses over New England Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
As the “wheel of misfortune” slowly rolls eastward over the next few days, drier air will become entrained into the circulation. This means that some patches of blue sky and sunshine could appear at any moment!
As bone-chilling as it was Monday with temperatures struggling to reach the 20s, we were very confidently predicting that the nor’easter would create a robust rain event. It even exceeded expectations in northeastern MA where 4-5″ amounts were common. With
The atmosphere was sufficiently cold to initially support a brief burst of snow before switching to ice pellets and freezing rain last evening across northern MA. It became rather slippery in places in the Route 2 corridor but, thankfully, there was not enough freezing rain to cause any significant ice accretion and power outages