Riding The Storm Out
Posted by Pete Bouchard
First off, we live in the present, so let's focus on the here and now:
Dandy of a day today. Plenty of sun and seasonable (read mid/upper 30s) temperatures.
Still have my mind on the weekend...and no, it's not because the Daytona 500 is Sunday. It's all about the storm...and the tangled web it's weaving.
With a little more mild air sneaking into the picture, the snow amounts have been adjusted along the coast. Still looking at a good whallop of snow for Greater Worcester, however. I'm holding on to that 10-14 like Jack did to Rose after the Titanic sunk.
Timing is still the same:
- Mid afternoon startup on Saturday with mix/rain/light snow.
- Snow picks up after 8pm and becomes heavy toward midnight. Coast sees changeover to snow all but SE Mass. (from Plymouth to Hyannis)
- Heavy snow through Sunday morning, then it tapers quickly around noon
- Wind will be strongest along coast with gusts to 40-50mph at the height of the storm Sunday morning
- Coastal flooding will be minor at high tide Sunday morning around 10am, but beach erosion remains and ever present fact of life with this (and every) storm
I'm not going to sugar coat it folks. We're in a busy pattern, and the storms won't be letting up anytime soon. Unlike in previous years, March will start cold and unsettled. We'll fight the rain/snow issue with the next storm on Thu-Fri, but be warned...the colder air is winning out. And this snowpack will be going nowhere soon.
We have you covered this weekend on-air and online.