Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Posted by Chris Lambert
We're still dry through Christmas Eve, but after midnight tonight... all dry bets are off as light snow starts flying by daybreak Christmas. That snow drops through Christmas morning, tapers off to flurries by the afternoon with even a few breaks of sun possible near day's end north and west. Overall, I'm not expecting a big storm, but one that could blanket many of us in southern New England with 1-2". Although a few heavier pockets of snow will allow for localized 3" amounts across the higher terrain in Worcester County and the Berkshires. South of Boston, there's a winter weather advisory in place since a touch of freezing rain may mix in with the snow tomorrow morning, creating some slick spots. Through the Cape/Islands, it may be rain, 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. 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 as the cold air is tough to scour out. 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, and indications are, the track favors a colder solution and more snow. Still 6 days out, so plenty of time to track that... Enjoy hanging out with the family the next few days and Merry Christmas!