Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Indeed it appears winter is off to a fast start and this week looks mighty wintry. The first of 3 winter storms is upon us right now with patches of snow, sleet, freezing rain & plain old rain. It's not a blockbuster event but the early morning timing will certainly give you a case of the Mondays. As we step into the afternoon, look for pockets of drizzle along the coast and farther inland that drizzle will cling & freeze to untreated surfaces. Chilly & raw for much of the day with temps between 30-40.
Tomorrow offers up our next storm as this will zip across southern New England during the midday & afternoon hours. This storm won't have quite as much mixed precipitation--in fact, I'm thinking mainly snow for everyone from New Bedford north to Bedford-Lawrence. Thankfully the storm is fast moving but plan on a general 1-2" of snow across much of the region tomorrow afternoon. The afternoon-evening commute could be snarled if cities/towns fail to treat the roads.
Wednesday through Friday are dry but very cold with morning lows in the lower teens & afternoon highs only in the 20s & 30s. As we look into the upcoming weekend, another storm will take aim on New England. This too looks like mainly a snow producer---perhaps enough to shovel/plow. More on this later in the week.
Embrace winter. It's here to stay.