3 for 3 on the Weekend Snows
Posted by Chris Lambert
First thing first... it's another cool and breezy day today, followed by a beauty of a winter's day tomorrow with temps Friday afternoon in the upper 30s and little to no wind. Take advantage of it!
Ok, some rumbles of another snowstorm for the weekend? Yup, that's right. A couple weekends ago it was the Blizzard of 2013, last weekend it was several inches of snow and a howling wind. This weekend, it's more snow, and a foot where it stays all snow, perhaps a few towns picking up more.
The line of where it stays all snow is tough to pin down right now, but just NW of Boston seems to be a good bet. Another thing to consider, water temps this time of year are running 7-8 degrees colder than they were in the December storm we had. That means an onshore wind has more trouble turning snow to rain now than it did a couple months ago. With that said, there's no arctic air in place, so some mixing is likely for a bit Saturday night near the coast with an east wind increasing. As soon as that wind goes northeast overnight, any rain/mix turns to a heavy, wet snow.
-Snow starts 4-7PM Saturday
-Rain mixed in at the coast and across SE Mass Saturday evening
-Any rain changes to a heavy wet snow by early Sunday morning, possible power lines/tree branches down under the weight of the snow
-Where it's all snow, we're totaling about a foot of snow
-Two high tides to watch: Saturday at 10PM, Sunday at 10AM
-High tide could bring in coastal flooding and beach erosion, especially the Sunday 10AM tide.
-Storm wraps up around midday Sunday