The Meteorological See-Saw
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Some incredible arctic cold spilling into the United States this morning. Denver had a low temperature of -14....smashing the old record low -5 by 9 degrees. Amazing. This arctic air is also plowing into the mid-south setting the stage for a major ice storm in Arkansas later today. As for us?.....eh, we actually will warm up for a few days before we get our turn. Think of a see-saw---one side goes down the other side must pop up. That "other side" is the east coast as our temps head for the low 50s this afternoon.
Getting our temps into the 50s will require some meteorological lifting--thankfully not heavy. Plan on a cloudy day with pockets of drizzle, mist and even some brief showers. Rain gear likely stays on stand-by for much of the day but a good idea to have it. A few more rain showers tonight but mild despite the rain showers...temps hang out near 50 overnight!
Friday we see another cloudy day on tap and two chances of rain--early & late. The early batch of rain is light & comes with mild air as temps start the day near 50 but as that second batch of rain arrives late in the day & continues into the night, things get tricky. That aforementioned arctic air begins to arrive from New York. As it arrives around midnight it will change the rain to snow across western & central New England and perhaps even coastal New England before tapering off early Saturday morning. When you awake on Saturday you will find a coating of snow n the grass if you live anywhere west of interstate 95 (east of there...nada). Some locations in northern Worcester county & southwest N.H. may even see 1-3" of snow on the ground.
In any event a cold but dry weekend on tap before another storm arrives early next week.