This Is Spring?

Ice scrapers, shovels, salt and sand… not exactly the start you hope for on the first full day of Spring is it?  Most locations last night picked up 1/2-1″ of snow, although a few towns across Southeast Mass/Cape/Islands picked up a couple inches.  While it’s not a lot, it’s certainly enough to remind us that winter’s grip won’t go easy this year as more cold holds on the next several days.

Not only do we have the cold ahead of us, we still have some snow to deal with this morning as energy moving in from the west is enough to wring out more snow out of the lingering moisture across Southern New England.  Overall, expect another coating-1″ of snow through lunch, with a few towns possibly picking up 1.5-2″.  There will be a few slick spots through mid morning as temperatures start below freezing, but by late morning, most roads are just wet, even though more snow showers continue to move through thanks to temps nudging above freezing.  This afternoon, we’ll catch our dry breaks as temps drift up into the upper 30s to near 40, melting much of the snow we picked up last night/this morning.

An early evening rain shower is possible before and Arctic front that blasts though here tonight, dropping temps and increasing the wind by tomorrow morning.  Spring skiing tomorrow?  Central and Northern New England will have temps in the teens and wind chills below 0.  In Southern New England, highs near 30 with wind chills in the teens.

Cold air slowly modifies by Tuesday afternoon, and we near 50 by Wednesday and Thursday.  Although, that 50 comes with rain showers by Thursday.

Enjoy your weekend.

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