Not one but two storms for this busy travel week. Thankfully, the first is a warm storm & also a fast mover so for many reading this after 11am..it’s Meh, no big deal. #Agreed. The second storm happens on Wednesday & that is a colder storm which makes it a trickier storm to forecast than this was.
First things first, our Monday soaker. It’s rapidly swinging through southern New England with most towns picking up between .30″ and .60″. The other angle of this storm is the wind which will gust between 25-40 mph–especially along the coast. It’s a southerly wind so that wind will boost temps into the 50s early this morning and up into the low 60s this afternoon..if we can catch a few glimpses of sun this afternoon, those temps may flirt with 70! We will hold onto the mild temps tonight as well as tomorrow with daytime highs on Tuesday in the 50s. Good travel day (at least in terms of the weather).
Not so much on Wednesday. Another storm takes aim on the east coast and this storm will have some cold air to play with and even where it doesn’t (Boston-NYC) the rain will slow holiday travelers. Here are some thoughts on the Wednesday storm:
* Storm is quick..arriving by 10am but essentially done by 10pm on WED
* Starts as rain for all then changes to wet snow well inland (west of I-495). Just a cold rain east of I-495 Wednesday afternoon.
* A plowable snow appears likely across central/western New England so travel likely to be poor heading for locations such as Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield, Hartford,Waterbury, Bridgeport.
* Wet roads around metro Boston, North/South Shores
* Since it’s an expansive storm affecting much of the eastern seaboard, likely to have some flight-connection issues out of Logan to NYC airports as well as DCA & even PHL.
Storm is long gone by early Thursday morning but running those 5k races will be windy & cold with some snow flurries in the air. Cold weather expected for the remainder of the Holiday weekend.