Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thursday Clipper...Ski Country Snows

Ski country will be getting some white gold tomorrow as the clipper system that has been on the maps for several days moves into our area. Don't worry about snow for southern New England. It will be just too warm here in southern New England. Highs tomorrow will rebound to around 45 to 50 degrees in southern New England, while much of northern New England will stay in the 30's. Snow will break out during the day tomorrow from west to east and then could come down moderately in northwestern Maine, with accumulations in the dark blue area of around 2-4", with isolated higher amounts of up to 6" possible. Especially in ski resorts. Other than the 2-4" in NW Maine, much of the rest of northern New England will see a general slushy inch or two of snowfall, with a thin sliver of mixed precipitation. Further south, as mentioned, it will be all rain with mild temperatures before we really cool down on Friday through Sunday. Highs on Friday will be in the mid 30's. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 20's with the risk of an afternoon flurry and then Sunday will be in the low 30's with snow developing from SW to NE, quickly changing to sleet and then rain from Hartford to Providence to Boston.

It is still way out there, but preliminarily, I would say that areas south of the Pike and along the immediate coast may see a slushy coating on the onset with that quickly being washed away with temperatures rising into the 40's and maybe some 50's on the South Coast on Monday. North of the Pike, generally NW of Rt. 128 and especially Rt. 495, there may be a slushy inch or two of snowfall and snowfall amounts will quickly increase to about 3-6" through southern Vermont and southwest New Hampshire with some parts of northern New England likely seeing over 6" of snowfall Monday.

It's still a wait and see situation, so stay tuned to later changing forecasts. After the storm, very cold weather will pour into New England with highs likely 25 to 35 degrees on Tuesday across the six state region.

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