Messy Monday Afternoon
Posted by Chris Lambert
We've had plenty of cold, now we await the snow. It won't be a big storm, but the timing of it does not work in our favor. Snow breaks out Monday afternoon in the timeframe of 2-4PM. Perhaps an hour earlier in Worcester County. The snow is light to moderate through sunset, allowing for snow to cover many roads by the evening commute. Between 6-8 PM, that snow changes to sleet and freezing drizzle, which throws a crunchy glaze on top of the snow. In the evening, temps warm up above freezing near the coast, but stay sub 32 around and outside Route 128, allowing for slick travels through the night.
Few slippery spots linger inland Tuesday morning, but for the most part, we'll see improvements. Improvements in temps too as afternoon highs near 40 degrees despite lots of lingering clouds.
A few more showers along a warm front could run through Tuesday night, but it appears that warm front blasts north Wednesday morning. With a southerly wind taking over, temps warm into the mid to upper 50s. Any breaks of sun allow for 60+. A passing shower is possible Wednesday, but the higher chance for a soaking rain slides in Wednesday night with a cold front. Behind the front, winter returns as we end the week cold.
February looks to start cold, and perhaps a below normal first week or two. Time will tell if that also allows for more than a nuisance snow.