We’re maintaining a tally of the developments of a nor’easter that swings into southern New England as early as Monday.
At the moment is the calm earlier than the storm with rising cloud cowl by the afternoon. Talking of calm, we’ll see gentle and variable winds at present (a stark distinction in comparison with the winds during the last a number of days that despatched wind chills tumbling beneath zero). Highs at present will stretch into the higher 20s.
Tonight, beneath primarily cloudy skies, temperatures solely dip to round 20°.
Monday begins off dry, then we might see just a few snowflakes flying within the morning related to some ocean-effect showers, whereas the vanguard of reasonable snowfall holds off till the afternoon.
We’ll seemingly see a thump of snow late afternoon into the night commute, making for powerful journey circumstances with low visibility with 1-2″ per hour snowfall charges and accumulating heavy moist snow on the roads.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued throughout many of the area, which is able to seemingly develop into a Winter Storm Warning later at present.
The rain/snow line will play an element into the lesser snowfall quantities from Cape Ann/Gloucester to the South Shore and the Cape and Islands. Nonetheless, areas inland, particularly west of the 95-corridor, that’s the place the jackpot space is the place 8-14″ of snow is feasible, with the upper finish of these totals for areas farther west.
Now the Cape and Islands will not be anticipated to get a lot snow, however they are going to be getting the brunt of the wind gusts. A Excessive Wind Watch has been issued for the Cape and the Islands for gusts as much as 60 MPH. Widespread energy outages of attainable with that caliber of gusts. For gusts alongside the coast, we’re 40-50 MPH, and areas inland 35-40 MPH.
Coastal flooding and seaside erosion is one other concern with this storm. Fortunately the tides are astronomically low with the timing of this storm, however some minor coastal flooding with the battering surf continues to be attainable Monday and Tuesday.
For early Tuesday morning, we’re nonetheless monitoring some lingering snow showers earlier than the system lifts out to our north and we’ll see bettering circumstances from south to north by noon Tuesday.
Wednesday brings just a few flurries, in any other case primarily cloudy and breezy. By the tip of the week, a warm-up is within the forecast with Friday’s excessive within the low 40s, which sticks round into early subsequent weekend.