Another holiday season has flown by, and once again we managed to far pretty well weatherwise.

That’s about to change.

A much-advertised storm that blanketed Southern California with snow, Texas with ice and the Deep South with rain is heading into New England. Pretty much all of those weather elements are heading in too. Hardly a “clean” storm this time around.

So tomorrow is one of those “hurry up and wait days”, where the weather is pretty tame and the table is being set for the storm. With highs nearing 40, you’d think we would be seeing any snow over the weekend. But the devil is in the details, and while we’re enjoying a respite from the cold, a front will cross and shove down more arctic air into early Saturday morning.

That’s why I’m thinking we’ll see a solid burst of snow on Saturday evening. This is essentially the arctic air getting kicked out of Southern New England. Starting between 6 and 8pm and going until about midnight, we pick up 95% of that amount you see on the right.

Then expect a changeover after midnight into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Here’s where we get a crust of ice on top of the snow. Minor stuff inside 128 as we quickly go over to rain, but outside of 128, things will be a little dicey through the first hours of Sunday – also shown on the right.

Warm weather will not be denied either. I’m expecting highs in the mid 50s areawide (40s in Central Mass.) and near 60 on the Cape/Islands/Buzzards Bay. Wow!

Enjoy the mini thaw. Cold races back in and hammers us through late next week. Numbing stuff here folks.


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