It’s been a frigid start to the day. With the fresh, deep snow pack, light winds and clear skies, the temperatures at 6am in many valleys and sheltered areas were well below zero. In fact, in some communities is was the coldest morning of the winter season so far!
Thursday 6am Temperatures
Despite the frigid start, the temperatures this afternoon will recover nicely, with highs temperatures near 30° by 3pm. And it won’t be nearly as cold tonight. In fact, our computer models are showing temperatures holding steady or even rising a few degrees after midnight. That’s as our next weather system moves in. It’s a clipper system diving across the Great Lakes this morning that will develop into a strengthening coastal low near New England on Friday. Clouds will thicken through the late afternoon and evening, with a chance of snow developing after midnight.
The snow may mix with rain near the coast and will continue through the day on Friday.
Light Snow, Mixing With Rain for the Morning Commute
Snow may still be falling in spots for the evening commute and through late Friday night.
Light Snow Continues Friday Evening
In the end, though, accumulations will be minor…. with highest totals northeast of Boston…. and just a coating to 2″ in RI and southeastern MA.
Accumulations by Late Friday Night
The active weather pattern continues, with yet another ocean storm for Sunday night and Monday. There’s still no consensus among our computer models as the to track. Some model runs are showing the storm completely missing our area and others are showing it close enough to deliver both accumulating snow as well as some sleet/rain. It’s a larger storm and will need to be watched as we head into the weekend. Please continue to check back for updates.