Posted by Pete Bouchard
Boy, it was VERY apparent we were in the deep freeze this morning. Ground (and some small ponds) actually refroze in many areas last night as temperatures fell into the teens and low 20s. Is winter making a comeback?
It will try, but the March sun has the final word on the afternoon. We just have to keep it out.
Won't be much of a problem this weekend: Saturday we'll mix the clouds and sun, while St. Patrick's Day sees a very bright sky. Despite the sun, highs only hover near 40 both days.
Then our attention turns to the storm brewing for Monday night and Tuesday. Here's what this storm isn't:
- A blockbuster
- A nor'easter
- A long-duration event
- A pleasant experience
Unfortunately, this storm will be a player in the Tueday morning commute. We'll see a changeover from snow to ice/rain at that time, so it will make the roads mighty sloppy. In the city and up and down both Rt. 1 and Rt. 3, we'll see a quick changeover, so it looks like accumulations and impacts will be lighter there. Metrowest, Greater Worcester and the Merrimack Valley will take a little longer. Even here, the only numbers I'm tossing around are 2-4 inches at this point. Eventually, we'll all go over to rain as the storm winds down in the afternoon. (Evening commute is better.)
More details to follow with Chris this weekend.
Be well and enjoy!