A fresh layer of several inches of snow will coat the ground and many roads by Friday morning’s commute, leading to some tricky and treacherous travel. Snow will continue all morning and finally begin to taper off during Friday afternoon.
The greatest concern with this event will be along the coastline. There will likely be a significant impact for the entire Massachusetts coast with severe beach erosion and flooding.
There will be the potential of 6-to-12+ inches of snow, but the question remains ‘where’ that will fall.
We are bracing for yet another winter storm including heavy snow, rain, damaging winds, and coastal concerns.
We are in for one heck of a ride in the next 24-48 hours, the classic New England-style roller coaster complete with warnings signs and all.
With the cold front offshore, we can expect a rapid increase in sunshine this morning with mostly sunny skies developing. Although we are behind the cold front, the coolest of the fall air is still well off to our northwest, and as a result temperatures will climb into the lower 70′s most locations, with light northwesterly winds. It doesn’t get much better than this (unless the Patriots win of course).
Temps will be warming up this afternoon inland climbing into the mid 80′s for most areas, even nearing 90 in western New England. Weak high pressure will make for wall to wall sunshine through the day with light NW winds. A sea breeze will likely develop at the coast this afternoon to cool temps from the lwr 80′s back into the 70′s for the second half of the day.
Get ready, we are in for yet another round of heavy, soaking rain and it will make for another slow commute Thursday morning.
The few moments of sunshine this morning have given way to building black bottom cumulus and threat for a few afternoon showers. I think we will be able to salvage part of the day, in between the breaks of clouds there will be some partial sunshine to enjoy. But with cooler air aloft, and low level moisture currently in place, alot of these clouds are here to stay and may actually start to build with the heating of the day to deposit a few afternoon showers or even a thunderstorm inland. High temps will be climbing into the lwr-mid 60′s inland this afternoon, but cooler winds off the water with clouds will make it awfully cool at the coast keeping temps in the 50′s.
That dry air will begin to erode some of the low cloud cover this afternoon…with breaks of sun forming inland. The front will stall as it approaches SE MA…so clouds will remain pretty locked in at the coast for much of the day. With light onshore winds….expect temps to remain in the 50′s with Lwr-mid 60′s farther inland away from the cooler water temps.