Oh look, it’s snowing….again. At least it’s not a nor’easter or better yet, a blizzard. Rather it’s an arctic front draped across southern New England with a weak area of low pressure rippling along the front. In these scenarios, widespread intense snow ( the kind here 3-4″ fall in one hour) doesn’t happen. What is working against us is the long, drawn out nature of the storm. This event got started Saturday night and will continue through the day and then simmer down late today & this evening. When everything is done most towns in southern New England ill have between 8-14″ of snow but coastal locations (including Boston) will have between 14-24″ of snow (more closer to 14″ than 24″). Our snowfall map is over in the maps section. In terms of damaging wind or coastal flooding with this event?…it’s a non-event as there is no powerhouse storm to create powerful wind or storm surge. Good. Travel will be poor this morning and then slowly improve as the some becomes patchy in nature–although, in & around the metro plan on poor travel for both commutes–and perhaps even for the Tuesday morning commute in the city due to all the existing snow hampering snow removal efforts for this storm.
As for the rest of the week, it’s all about the cold and likely more snow. Tomorrow & Wednesday will offer sunshine but temps will be cold with morning lows in the single numbers and afternoon highs only in the 20s. Thursday is another storm that clips us. This storm will explode as it reaches the coast but as of now only a glancing blow–but at this point even a glancing blow is too much. Some of the models suggest 1-3″ while others say more like 3-6″….it does look like another plowable snow event for coastal areas late in the day Thursday. Bitter cold air follows this storm for Friday-Saturday.