Posted by Jeremy Reiner
The Caboose of our cold & snowy pattern is just hours away. This storm will drop some decent snows across the region by late tonight. The *special* map (and my twitter feed) breaks down who is getting how much. Here are the storm deets:
*Patchy light snow/flurries arrive 10am-12pm with steadier snow arriving by 3pm and lasting until 11pm.
*Away from the mild ocean air (west of I-95), it will be a light, fluffy snow (technical sharing...rain/snow ratios near 20:1 with this storm!!)
*Right at the waters edge some raindrops will mix with the snowflakes at times this evening. From Duxbury & south, the snow actually changes to rain keeping the numbers way down. Even in metro Boston--Hull to Marblehead--some rain takes over this evening.
*Some lingering patchy light snow/flurries is likely after midnight up until 5am Wednesday then sunshine is set to return for the day Wednesday.
Also of note is how bitterly cold it is this morning with many cities & towns starting the day near zero! This storm will help to re-arrange the meteorological furniture in the atmosphere (IE change our pattern) so that milder air arrives by late week. In fact, Friday afternoon will see the mercury soar into the upper 40s late in the day. This mild air looks to hold right through the upcoming weekend--so as our next storm arrives it looks mainly rain (some ice possible for a short time in the Worcester Hills).
Be safe out on those roads later today!