Posted by Chris Lambert
Spring Forward came and went, and the result was a 6:45PM sunset today. Did your body reset yet? Or you still feel a little thrown off? At times this morning, it seemed like the sun was thrown off thanks to a low deck of clouds that floated in from the ocean. By midday, we did ok for ourselves, and once again, got some melting done.
The snowmelt once again refreezes this evening, and that means black ice reforms, especially any time after 9:00PM as temps dip below freezing. With some low level moisture in place and light to no wind, areas of fog are possible late.
The good news for tomorrow is that all of us will be warmer. Mid 40s across the SE Mass coast, upper 40s in Boston and mid 50s north and west of the city. That outta put another big dent in the snow pack out there! If that doesn't, Tuesday's weather will with temperatures in the mid 50s and a soaking rain from late morning, through the afternoon. I'd allow for some extra time for Tuesday evening's commute as big puddles, ponding on the roads and flooding of poor drainage areas becomes a concern. Overall, many towns pick up 1-1.5" of water. We shouldn't have widespread flooding issue in the rivers, although a few may approach flood stage, and small streams become quiet swollen. That 1-1.5" is a manageable amount for many rivers and streams, even combined with the snowmelt. If, the outside chance of 2.5" would to occur, we'd have more issues. As of now, it's something I'm not overly concerned with, just sometime to watch.
The rain ends by midnight Tuesday, and we'll dry out for Wednesday. Wednesday is transition day with temps nearing 50 in the early afternoon, only to fall back sharply by sunset. That'll set up a colder pattern to end the week and head into the weekend. Starting Thursday, an occasional flurry or snow shower may grace us, but nothing substantial at this point.