Monday, January 20, 2014

Snow Possible for Tuesday Night (Jan. 21)

All Hail, Winter! Winter returns this week.

The forecast is simple this week. It's going to get cold and it's going to snow. Monday's high temp will be the week's high temp, and we'll see highs in the single digits on Wednesday. The lowest temperature we'll see all week is in the early morning hours of Wednesday when we could go below zero. We should get back up to the low and mid-20s by the weekend.

We do have our eye on a coastal storm for Tuesday night. The models are bringing the low pressure system closer to the coast than we originally thought, which means more snow for us. Winter Storm Watches are already up for NYC and southern Connecticut. Boston could also get whacked by this storm.

Our best outlook would be 2-4" of fluffy powder. There's enough moisture and certainly enough cold air in place. The big question will be whether or not we'll see the precipitation lift high enough to the north to cover the streets with snow. Many aspects of this storm are not working in our favor (the timing, for example, is very bad), but we'll at least hold out the possibility of delays on Wednesday, especially for South County schools. It's all very unlikely, but there is a chance.

Good news for Boston.

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