Sunday, April 01, 2007

Coldest Forecast in a While

Happy April Fool's Day everyone. My forecast is no joke though. We are about to enter an early to mid December winter pattern with highs struggling to get out of the lower 40's with a stiff NE breeze most of this week. Today is the last normal spring day with highs approaching 60 at this 1PM hour. Tonight the rain is moving in for all of New England and will become heavy at times for much of us. All said and done, we will likely see up to an inch of rain in SNE, but in Maine there may be some accumulating snow tonight as the rain transitions to snow overnight with cold air draining into the six state region for the entirety of the upcoming week and perhaps beyond. With regards to the snow in Maine, NW Maine may see anywhere between 3-6" of snow tonight, especially in the higher elevations with 1-3" possible in Augusta and Bangor. That will be quite a shock to the system waking up tomorrow moring in Maine to a fresh blanket of white on the ground with highs not getting out of the lower to middle 30's up there tomorrow. It is going to be miserable New England spring weather at its best. The snow will redevelop in Maine overnight tomorrow night and deposit another several inches of snow to the state and NW Maine in the highest elevations could wind up with 9-12" of snow with 3-6" possible in much of the rest of the state.

The cold, rain, and snow does not stop there. Tuesday we may see a break with drizzly conditions and temperatures in the 30's North and 40's South. Wednesday could get very interesting with a storm developing along the eastern seaboard and could be making its way up the coast to deliver much of New England a swath of heavy wet snow. This will be something to monitor, but for now I am going for mostly rain in SNE for it is April now and snow is not usually favored, but this year I would bet that my lawn up here NW of Boston will be snowcovered once again before summer truly settles in with highs in the 80's the latter half of this month.

Before that, our chances of snow do continue with 2-3 more shots at potential significant winter weather events from late week on through the week after Easter. We could have snow on the ground for Easter. Wouldn't that be amazing!

More on this cold springtime weather later and I will have any developments on the possible snows this week and beyond in the upcoming posts.

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