Posted by Pete Bouchard
Had a lot of clouds around today, but not a lot of any other weather:
Winds were light/calm.
Temps were still above normal, but cool.
And there wasn't any precipitation.
But that's about to change. A weak weather system will ripple through tomorrow, shooting some snow and rain our way. Not seeing this as a blockbuster, but it only takes a lil' bit of snow to make things slippery.
Startup time is before most of us are awake: 3-5am. Snowflakes for many, but in the city, we'll be a mix of snow and rain. Roads will mostly be wet since our temperatures will be right around freezing, but there still may be some secondary roads with some snow on them, so easy does it. In terms of snow accumulation, we'll make our hay through the wee hours and either side of dawn (these days around 7:11). After that, the milder air will funnel into the storm and the rain/snow line will migrate out of Greater Boston and move through Metrowest and toward the Merrimack Valley.
All the while, the pace of the storm will be light. That's why I'm not freakish about the snowfall amounts:
Not seeing a flash freeze tomorrow night either, so you'll have some time to move it around. Most of the precipitation will wind down through the course of the afternoon as temperatures hold in the upper 30s to near 40.
Cold can hardly wait to come to New England...but its stay seems a little short. An arctic front will sweep through on Thursday dropping the numbers Thursday night and Friday, but we'll bounce back over the weekend...just in time for the Pats game.
And speaking of which, it's never too early....