Posted by Pete Bouchard
The slow melt continues, but with a semi-mild (well, at least above freezing in some spots) night and a VERY mild day tomorrow, we'll really put a dent in that snowpack. Here we are, not even a week away from the blizzard, and the remaining snow may dwindle to mere piles by Saturday morning!
But hang on. Old Man Winter's trying to conjuring up another snowy brew for the weekend. This is the storm we feared may form earlier in the week. We've been playing cat and mouse with it all along, but the threat remained low until this morning. It was then that the weather maps jumped on a snowy solution and the flags went up.
But hang on. The sentence doesn't fit the crime. The pattern still would favor a storm far offshore, not one close to New England. The only thing that may give us some small accumulation is a little whip of snow on the western side of the storm. I've been in this business long enough to know that while you CAN get burned on a flare-up of snow, it's still rare and uncommon in situations like this.
So it's with much trepidation that I put numbers on this map. Nonetheless, I'm not one to talk snow and hide my thoughts on accumulation.
So there you have it. These numbers are likely to go down as the picture becomes clearer.
In any event, we're certain on the warm-up tomorrow and the cold to follow on Sunday and Monday. This isn't just any chill, I'm seeing chill-to-the-bone kind of cold to finish the weekend. Highs will struggle to make freezing both days, and with a wind it will feel like teens and 20s.
A not-so-subtle reminder that it is still winter.