Interesting Pattern Ahead
Posted by Chris Lambert
We'll get rid of one system tonight as evening dense fog lifts and drizzle ends after midnight. The good news... we didn't see a lot of rain. Many locations picked up about 1/4" of water, which doesn't add a tremendous amount of weight to those roof tops. It did however make a mess. With the rain and melting snow and clogged catch basins, lots of standing water and slush piles are certainly an issue.
We catch a two day break before more snow tracks toward New England overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning. Looks like a quick hitter with a few inches of snow possible from Worcester to Boston, with lighter amounts north, and heavier amounts south. Indications are most of SE Mass will be in the 3-6" range. It's an early look at this storm, so the bands may get adjusted north or south. With a fast west to east movement of the storm, I don't expect this to become a blockbuster snow and wind event. However, I do expect more slowdowns for the Thursday morning commute.
Looking ahead, the southern branch of the jet stream is quite active the next 2 weeks, perhaps into the end of the month. That'll keep us vulnerable to storms moving in several times during this time frame. Some may provide rain, some, more snow. The next threat for more snow is over the weekend, although it's still too early to lock that storm in.