Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Nasty storm out there---reminds me of a storm in southern New England had back in December of 1992. The storm was stuck south of New England which set up a fire hose of moisture into New England, blasting us with snow for several hours. Sound familiar? This too shall pass.
It's not a good morning for travel across New England with bands of moderate to heavy snow marching inland (much like ocean swells approaching a beach). The last of these snow bands--the caboose if you will---will begin to shift south through New England between 1-5pm--first in the Merrimack valley and last down toward the Canal. Final snow totals will finish between 12"-20" of snow by mid afternoon (locally higher amounts likely). Cloudy skies will longer for much of the afternoon & evening. Wind will also be an issue along the coast for a few hours this morning, gusting between 25-45mph. This wind is shoving water to the beaches yet again with another round of coastal flooding & beach erosion. In fact, this evening's high tide will also lead to the likelyhood of moderate coastal flooding along the south shore/ cape around 9pm tonight.
Time to move on. the weekend offers high pressure (it better!) with a return to sunshine for both weekend days and a warming trend. Temps tomorrow reach the mid 40s but on Sunday, we can see most towns away from that chilly ocean reach the low 50s. Even warmer early next week with partly sunny skies on Monday and temps between 55-60!
If you have the day off, enjoy your 3 day weekend!