Nor’easter 2014 has arrived. It may take a while to get revved up but once we get there it is going to pack a significant punch.
This will be a long duration event with nearly 36 hours of light to moderate snowfall.
Our first true Nor’easter of the season appears to be on its way for later this week, but some good news as it appears we may skip a worst-case scenario.
I would urge you pay a little extra attention to the forecast over the next 48 hours and be prepared for a rude welcome back to work and school from Mother Nature.
Enjoy today…30s don’t sound that warm but they’ll actually be the warmest temps of the week with an Arctic blast poised to arrive for the New Year. The first wave of cold arrives New Year’s Eve night…just as the ball is dropping…temps are expected to be around 20 degrees with the wind picking up.
It will be a “Nor’easter type storm” that will bring about an inch of rain to southern New England.
The pictures from Northern New England are sad…major ice storm is ongoing for parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine with power outages in the tens of thousands.
Expect a very slow and dangerous evening drive for almost all of southern New England this evening.
Initial band of very light snow is working in from the SW as the storm system is just now taking shape. We will be in good shape for the next few hours with periods of light snow and flurries. As the storm gets to the coastline it will begin to intensify and steadier and heavier snow bands will begin to develop between 3 – 8PM thus making a mess of the evening commute.
This next round of snow most certainly is going to slow the evening commute on Tuesday and require additional plowing and shoveling.