Posted by Jeremy Reiner
I knew this would happen. If you start slow with winter, eventually it catches up with you. That's certainly happening this year as we track yet another snowstorm heading this way. This will be a pretty straight-forward snowstorm---ie---no stalled nature of the storm, no fire hose of moisture aimed at New England and for coastal residents, and an eventual changeover to rain.
First off, a cold January-like day with sunshine giving way to clouds and high temps only reaching the lower 30s by afternoon. No wind though--huge when it's so cold outside. The dry weather will last into the early evening hours. I think the first flakes will fly between 11pm-1am across the region.
Tuesday will be a stormy day across the region with snow for just about everyone during the morning rush and mix of snow, sleet & rain along the coast by mid morning and just plain rain for the immediate coast by noon. It will stay in the form of all snow for the I-495/ Rt2 region. Our *special* map in the maps section will show just how much for your area. The storm will be with us for the day, not tapering off until mid evening.
Usually, March snowstorms pass through and we get back into the sunshine with 50 degree temps in sight. Not this year. Blocking area of high pressure up in north central Canada keeps us in winter mode here in the northeast for the rest of the week with daytime temps only in the 30s & overnight lows in the teens/20s.
Red Sox open the season 2 weeks from today in New York. Spring is coming one way or another.