Dry, Breezy Today with 2 Batches of Wintry Weather on the Way


Here we go! Another nice mid-January day is on the way.  Mostly sunny skies with highs pushing to near 40F in the afternoon. The wind chill will be a bit more of a factor, with “Feel like” temperatures in the low 30s. 

High temperatures tomorrow will be significantly colder than today, then back up to near 40 by Friday. 

Here’s a look at he two systems that will deliver wintry weather in the coming days.

The first system still looks very minor.  However, early on Friday some light snow and rain is likely and it could lead to slow conditions for the AM commute.  Snow accumulations of a coating to isolated amounts of 1″ expected.  Just enough to lead to some slick roads.

The snow moves in before dawn, mixes with rain near the coast and then tapers off by early afternoon. 

Cold air follows for Saturday, with the next round of wintry weather moving in later Saturday evening and night. 

That brings us to the significant winter storm slated to impact the northeast Saturday night and Sunday.

It looks cold enough for a few hours of snow or a wintry mix during the night, with some accumulations possible. 

The exact track will determine how much of the storm falls as snow, ice or rain… right now, we’re still expecting a change to ice and rain on Sunday morning. 

Cold air rushes in Sunday afternoon/evening and that will lead to the potential for a change back to snow/sleet late Sunday, followed by a rapid freeze of any standing water/slush Sunday night.

Right now, northern New England looks like the big snow winner with the potential for more than 1 ft (possibly more than 2ft) of snow. The lowest amounts would be near the coast.  IF the track trends further south, the heavier snow would shift south, too. The opposite is true if the storm tracks shifts north…. less snow and more rain/ice would be likely.

Temperatures tumble later Sunday into Martin Luther King, Jr Day on Monday.  Bitter cold air is likely for early next week.  Check out the wind chills Monday morning! 

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