Decent Day Ahead
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
No changes to our weather today......clouds & sun will battle for your attention for much of the day as temps reach up into the low 40s. The best thing about today (other than Monday is behind us) is the lack of wind....it fades away by noon and stays away throughout the afternoon. Sweet. We hold onto the wind free weather this evening but clouds hang in the sky throughout the night.
Time to start talking about a big storm heading this way. It's the same storm that will pound the Midwest-Mid Atlantic today & tomorrow. This storm will pass close enough to New England to make it a player in our world. Still a lot of details to work out but here's what I'm thinking:
*Drawn out storm....late Wednesday night right through midday Friday. The height of the storm will be Thursday & Thursday evening.
*Coastal concerns with several high tide cycles to be affected by the storm. Severe beach erosion as well as minor coastal flooding. Pockets of moderate
coastal flooding appear likely---especially at the 6am/6pm high tides on Thursday.
*Wind will be a concern across southern New England starting late Wednesday afternoon and lasting through midday Friday. Coastal towns will see wind gusts between 30-40 mph for several hours...interior locations will see wind gusts near 30mph on Thursday.
*Rain versus wet snow....this is the most uncertain aspect of the storm. As of now I would say along I-495 and points west into the higher terrain of Worcester county is the area likely to see accumulating snow (2-4") with the highest elevations in Worcester county possibly receiving 4-8" of a heavy wet snow. Several hours of wet snow are likely in the western suburbs of Boston but no accumulation is expected (as of right now).
Our weather improves dramatically by the weekend. Thankfully.