Stay The Course
Posted by Chris Lambert
Not much change from the forecast department this evening, just a few tweaks here and there.
We're still dry through Christmas Eve, but after that... all dry bets are off as light snow starts flying by daybreak Christmas. That snow drops through Christmas morning, tapers off to flurries during the afternoon with even a few breaks of sun possible near day's end. Overall, I'm not expecting a big storm, but one that could blanket many of us in southern New England with 1-3".... I think a lot of us are more toward that 1 than that 3. Although a few bands of snow will allow for those localized 3" amounts across the higher terrain in Worcester County and the Berkshires. Through far SE Mass/Buzzards Bay/Cape/Islands, it may be rain, pending the track of the low, and that lowers the white Christmas chance there. For the latest thinking on who has the best chance to see snow, click on the "special map" under the weather section of the website.
We have bigger fish to fry Wednesday night and Thursday as a storm rides up the eastern United States (nor'easter in the works?). This one has the potential for at least a half a foot to a foot of snow where it's all snow, lots of wind and lots of rain so it bears watching. Right now, it does look more wet than white for many of us, but north and west of 495, we could see significant snow/sleet if the track turns out to be a bit more favorable for colder air holding in place. One thing that I'm confident is, is ski country doing well with this one as many resorts see the white gold over this Christmas vacation week.
Another storm is in the cards by next Sunday, this one could be a big one too, but as to rain or snow? We'll see. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
Plenty of time to track that... Enjoy hanging out with the family the next few days.