GULF OF MEXICO
Just like in a basketball game, suddenly this winter has gone on the offensive and is going into a full court press. You may not know it yet..but the weather is starting to line up for plenty of cold with the chance for a few snowstorms before the month is through.
At this point there are still more questions than answers in regards to the upcoming storm. We are still playing a game of “Wait and See”. Not just what the models are going to say..but also how the actual weather is going to behave.
The final batch of light snow is pushing from Southern Maine into Eastern Mass for the late morning and midday. Light snow will be tapering off this afternoon…but it could take the Cape and islands most of the day for the snow to finally end. Temps will be warming into the upper 30’s, so some of this light snow at the coast may start to mix with a light rain.
The snow will ease up this evening in intensity…light snow/flurries..Heavier west of Boston…but watch for another band of heavy snow to slide down the coast early tomorrow just before dawn. It will be snowing tomorrow morning at the coast and this could last until 9-10 AM…with additional minor accumulations….but low visibility..and just a few inches can make driving hazardous from the Cape to the South Shore. Expect a slow go.
A cold front is pushing through New England tonight. An upper level short wave is providing enough instability and lift that showers are developing along this boundary. On the cooler side of the front, light snow has developed in Pittsfield, Springfield, Orange, Hartford, Windsor Locks, and Gardner. Worcester will be changing over to snow this evening as well. In fact this upper level disturbance has the potential to provide scattered rain/snow showers across much of the region as the front approaches the coast. As temperatures fall behind the front, there is the potential for black ice to develop after midnight
Upper Level winds are steering clouds and moisture from the tropics right up the Eastern searboard into New England today. A cloudy cool overcast kind of day can be expected with temps remaining in the 40’s with cool NNE winds which are helping to push away any sort of warmth left over from yesterday.
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