Slowly Melting Away
Posted by Chris Lambert
A fresh dusting of snow is on the ground this morning, even a few towns south of Boston picked up 1/2-1" of the white stuff. Not enough to plow, but certainly enough to create slippery spots on the roads, sidewalks and driveways early this morning. The fresh coating of snow combined with snow melt that refroze overnight has left us with those icy spots.
Icy spots won't last long though as temps warm to near 40 this afternoon, and snow and ice begin to melt away again. Snow melt will refreeze tonight, so icy spots of the driveways and sidewalks once again are possible.
Another round of flurries head in with a cold front late tonight. before sunshine returns Monday with temps steady in the middle 30s Monday afternoon.
After a cold start Tuesday morning, we begin our transition in milder weather as afternoon highs hit the mid 40s, only to be topped by a few degrees on Wednesday afternoon.
The only threat for rain showers I see at this point is on Friday afternoon and Friday night.
The next several days look great for skiing up north with highs generally running in the 30-40 degree range and overnight lows in the teens and 20s up north. There is plenty of snow (1-2 feet) on the ground up north, certainly a welcomed sight after last year. Keep in mind, ice cover, even in northern New England is thin in many spots since we haven't had sustained cold weather thus far. Also, the snow on top of the ice acts like an insulator, preventing the recent arctic air from rapidly freezing more and more water. Stay safe!