Posted by Pete Bouchard
Messy afternoon turns into a messy night. The cold doesn't seem to want to budge out there, even as the air warms the middle atmosphere. The end result? Ice. Up to a quarter inch is possible Metro West and out around Worcester. Lots of scraping expected by morning.
Also expected: slowly rising temperatures. For that reason, I think the icing will have stopped by the morning commute. Nonetheless, it will be slippery as the ice from the overnight hours will still be around.
Won't have to worry about snow, ice or subfreezing temperatures in the long range. We're all about the rain in the next two storms. What about the block in Greenland? The much-ballyhooed pattern change? Well, it's all there, but the block is in the wrong spot, and the pattern did change...just another version of warmer than normal. I tell ya, I'm about ready to throw in the towel on snow this winter.
Well, almost. There's always early February...climatologically the snowiest (with the exception of last year) part of the winter season.
After all the heartbreak from last week, make this a good week.