Posted by Chris Lambert
There's not a whole lot to say about this current pattern we're stuck in. Each day seems to feature near seasonable temps, lots of clouds, occasional breaks of sun, and once and a while a snow shower or sprinkle. A few of these snow showers linger overnight, but other than a coating of snow outside 495 in some spots, don't expect much out of them. There's not a lot of moisture for the atmosphere to work with.
Monday features more of the same as any passing shower or snow shower is brief compared to the dry stretches we go through. However, the northwest breeze does pick up a bit.
The main show this week is the coastal storm that gets cranking across the mid-Atlantic by Wednesday. East to northeast winds pick up here, and with some low level moisture in place, a few pockets of light rain/drizzle and inland flurries may appear. Expect a cold and breezy day overall with cloudy skies.
Wednesday night and Thursday would be the time frame we really need to watch. The question becomes... is the area of high pressure to our north, strong enough to prevent this coastal storm from coming up to New England? Right now, it appears that the main area of low pressure stay just far enough south of us, that we avoid a direct blow from this storm. However, it's close enough that I expect rain and snow showers to be with us, as well as a strong east to northeast wind overnight Wednesday and into Thursday.
For what it's worth, I still won't rule out a farther north track with this storm. If that were the case, more significant wind, rain and snow would be an issue here.
Lots to track the next few days.