Weather Before The Storm
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
The main event is still slated for late tonight & Wednesday but there is a little weather system trying to steal its big brothers thunder (I went there). It's a small weather system but it has been able to generate some patchy light snow in the Berkshire overnight. Some of this light snow will slide across Worcester county & up through the Merrimack Valley by 9am. It may be enough to coat the ground in some locations but otherwise just a cloudy morning commute.
The day itself (after 9am) is raindrop & snowflake free as we wait for the main event to arrive this evening. The added clouds will keep a chilly feel to the air even though our temps will be warmer than yesterday, reaching the low to mid 40s by afternoon.
As for the storm, here are the latest deets:
*Warm storm...rain, not snow
*Rain arrives ~7- 10pm and is heavy from midnight 2pm on Wednesday as most towns pick up 2-3" of rain---our biggest rain event since August!
*Wind is an issue yet again with southerly winds between 20-40mph through out much of coastal New England/Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.
*Both ground & air travel likely impacted across much of the northeast & mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.
*Thanksgiving Day will be dry( but cold) for much of New England and it looks as though the cold, dry weather sticks with us right through much of the weekend. Another storm approaches by Sunday evening but this is much weaker only producing clouds & a few isolated rain showers.
Safe travels this week, ;o)