Things Can Only Get Better
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Raging storm out there this morning. Some folks were even comparing it to Sandy (in terms of wind)!
Rightly so...gusts topped 60 along the coast:
Humarock 61 mph
We're in a better place now. Winds have ramped down - dramatically in some cases - and the heaviest rain has moved into Southern NH as of this typing. We'll see lighter showers and some drizzle through the remainder of the afternoon.
How about the cold freezing things up tonight? Well, there's some cold lurking just to the northwest of Worcester that has its sights set on Eastern Mass. It's not a flash freeze, but give it a few hours this afternoon...we'll snuggle right up to freezing by late evening. So here's your warning: if you don't clean up the slop, it will freeze. In Greater Boston, where we saw oodles of rain, we may see some slick side streets by the middle part of the evening (8-10pm).
Quiet tomorrow, then we're back in the hot seat on Saturday afternoon/night. Storm pushing off Nantucket will throw back a good swath of snow across the Commonwealth. This storm has two things going for it (to produce more in the way of snow instead of rain) : there's more cold air in place, and the track is farther offshore - but not yet far enough where we can discount the threat. Right now, if you forced me to toss out some numbers, I'm thinking 3-6....but that could go WAY up if it tracks just a little closer.
More later this AM.