Friday, March 02, 2007

Spring Preview Saturday

First of all I want to say that the 'winter storm' that just went through was nothing more than a huge waste of time on everybody's part. What a bust. I just had a sneeking suspision yesterday that this thing would turn into a total bust and it did. Where I live, we got an hour of moderate snow that quickly turned to sleet and then by 4AM the temperature was already above freezing and it was raining and raining quite heavily, causing lots of yard and street flooding as the ground is still frozen. Areas up north did see some snow, especially north of Concord, NH. These areas generally saw a quick 5-8" of snow with a few areas that saw local amounts to 10" or a little bit more. Anyway, lets get that behind us and look forward to a spring preview for tomorrow.

Highs tomorrow will reach into the lower to mid 50's across SNE, warmest just away from the coast, where there may actually be a sea breeze to knock down temperatures into the mid 40's tomorrow afternoon. This would be for Boston, the Cape and North Shore. Otherwise, it will be spectacular. Some showers will move in tomorrow night with the passage of a cool front that will knock down temperatures for Sunday.

Sunday's highs will be about 10 to 15 degrees below what they were on Sunday. Many areas will top out at around 40 degrees. Monday will be a transitional day with temperatures in the middle 30's ahead of a very powerful March Arctic front, that will usher in some finger numbing cold for Tuesday. Ahead of the arctic cold front, there may be some snow squalls and snow showers that break out and may dump some brief, but locally heavy snow in some areas, mainly north into VT, NH and northern MA. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a quick 1-2" of accumulation in this area with this frontal passage.

This will usher in frigid air for a one day stand. Tuesday's highs will not make it out of the teens in many areas north and temperatures will likely stay in the 20's in SNE with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures rebound to the freezing mark Wednesday and we warm up from there. Highs should be approaching 40 by late week. No snowstorms in sight.

Thats all for now, stay dry, you only have to wait less than 24 hours for some real spring weather!

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