Off we go to the Northeast today, where Old Man Winter is about to give them another good wallop. March is going out like a lion for those folks, but just how bad will it be?
At 1154AM EDT, the temperature at Worcester was 42 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. An area of low pressure is expected to rapidly develop off the Mid-Atlantic states later today, acting like a typical Nor’easter as it shifts up the coastline and pumps moisture over New England. With warm temperatures (relatively at least) already in place, precip is expected to start off as rain later this evening as the system arrives. Later on during the overnight and morning hours of Friday, it will change over to snow, where roughly 2-5″ of it are expected to accumulate before it changes back over to a rain/snow mix Friday. Some light snow showers could possibly linger into early Saturday morning as the system pulls away towards the northeast, then dry out for the remainder of the day. However, it’s going to be mighty gusty behind the system, so while the precipitation will be absent on Saturday, the strong winds will make for a brisk day.
Friday: Rain mixing with snow by midday, 2-5″ of accumulation by end of system. High 37, Low 30.
Saturday: A few early morning flurries? Decreasing clouds, windy. High 45, Low 30.
TWC: Friday: 3-5″ of snow, storm total of 6-10″. High 36, Low 32.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 41, Low 29.
AW: Friday: Rain/snow expected through most of day. High 38, Low 31.
Saturday: Partly sunny and windy. High 43, Low 30.
NWS: Friday: Rain/snow through day, 2-5″ storm total expected. High 35, Low 31.
Saturday: Partly sunny and gusty. High 44, Low 29.
WB: Friday: Rain mixing with snow by midday, 3-6″ total anticipated. High 36, Low 32.
Saturday: AM flurries, then cloudy and windy. High 45, Low 29.
Here we see some showers pushing through the region, with the heavier precip that’s anticipated to move through later tonight still lingering offshore. If the system wiggles to the east a bit, it could bring some higher snow totals to the area with colder air staying in longer than expects. Let’s see what this April Fool’s storm brings!