Meteorological Brouhaha

Get your popcorn ready…..we got ourselves a meteorological brouhaha unfolding  today across southern New England today. Our storm from the Mid-Atlantic tries to plow into New England where we find arctic High pressure.This High Pressure has cold air but also an immense amount of dry air and that dry air will do its best to chew up the wall of snow advancing north. If you are located along & north of the MA Pike, the dry air does a good job at preventing the heavy snow from ruining your weekend but farther south—southeast MA, CT, RI the dry air probably loses that fight.

Here are some storm deets:

* Snowfall Potential Map is located in our MAPS section (labeled Special) on the website
* Patchy snow arrives between 12-2pm from south to north and is steadiest south of the MA Pike for the storm
* Storm looks to end after midnight—closer to 3-4am on Cape Cod/Islands
* Plan on fair travel conditions around & inside Rt 128 later today & this evening so allow extra time when heading out for date night. Farther south (Plymouth, Bristol, Barnstable counties) plan on poor travel conditions later today & this evening.
* Wind is an issue along the coast midday through tomorrow morning–at times gusting over 40mph (over 50 mph on Cape Ann & Cape Cod/Islands)
* The strong wind combined with the snow–wet in quality–along the South Shore/Coast/Cape/Islands could lead to some minor power disruption–especially this evening & overnight
* That wind, combined with astronomical high tides will lead to some minor coastal flooding and even some moderate coastal flooding at the 11am high tide. Greatest risk of moderate coastal flooding is Scituate as well as Sandwich.

I think that covers most concerns—shoot me a tweet if I missed something. As for Sunday, plan on sunny & windy conditions (that wind settles by afternoon) with temps in the low 30s. Warmer weather shoots in here early next week.

Be safe–go Pats!

~JR