It’s not often that you can claim the most powerful storm on planet Earth is in your backyard but we can this morning. The powerhouse storm is 150-200 miles southeast of New England but it’s such a massive storm that it can reach out several hundred miles. The heaviest snow bands will remain confined to Cape Cod/Islands this morning but a few weaker bands of snow will jump onto the South Shore/ metro Boston up until 11am. Little to no accumulation is still anticipated around Boston while on the Cape out by Chatham plan on 7″ of heavy wet snow. Our *special* map details the sharp contrast in snowfall totals for Cape Cod.
I realize many of you around metro Boston are heart-broken about not getting a foot of snow but you do have a fair amount of wind for the day. Wind gusts over 40 mph are expected across the region and gusts between 55-65 mph are expected on the Cape/Islands today. That combined with the heavy wet snow will lead to some power loss on the Cape/islands. The storm pulls away this afternoon allowing some sun to return but that wind won’t subside until this evening.
The other thing about this monster storm is that it will rearrange the meteorological furniture in the atmospheric living room allowing for milder air to flood the northeast late in the week & into the weekend. Plan on temps by Friday afternoon to reach the 60s under a mostly cloudy sky. More mild weather expected for Saturday. Showers will arrive late in the day on Saturday & linger into Sunday.