Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Wintery Mess Thursday

After another cold day tomorrow with highs in the upper 20's to around 30, clouds will increase overnight Wednesday and light snow should break out sometime during the morning on Thursday. I will have more details on this developing storm tomorrow, but here is a quick synopsis.

Time Table: Snow starts around the AM commute from west to east. Snow may mix with or change to rain/sleet south of the Mass Pike during the middle of the storm after noon. North of the Pike, it looks to be a mostly if not all snow event. The snow/mix will taper from west to east; late afternoon in western New England then it should taper to flurries in eastern New England by the PM commute. Great timing, I know.

Possible Snowfall Accumulations:

South Coast (including the Cape, southern RI and CT): Coating to 2"

SE MA and much of RI and CT (including Bridgewater, Providence, Hartford, Plymouth): 2-4"

Areas in MA South of the Pike, but not SE MA: (Brookline, Dedham, Sturbridge, Boston): 3-5"

North of the Pike in MA to southern VT and NH (Woburn, Boxford, Lowell, Nashua, Bennington, VT, Fitchburg): Around 6"

North of there, expect amounts to rapidly decrease.

More on this winter weather potential later as the NWS in Taunton will likely be putting out Snow Advisories and Winter Storm Watches later on tonight or tomorrow.

I'll have a visual, snowfall map, for this storm tomorrow afternoon. Stay warm.


Joel said...

WATCH THE TREND. Those totals may need to be pushed 50 miles south

Eric said...

Yes, 18z run does not look good. Keeping them for now, but if the GFS holds true, I will likely have to push these totals south.

WSW has already been posted for parts of NE PA and northern NJ for ice of a 1/4 inch or more.

Looks like your area, near Providence, looks to be getting the "jackpot" from this storm.

6", 7" for you guys in RI!?

Good luck.