Tonight: Skies will start out partly cloudy this evening, however, a marked increase in clouds is expected after midnight tonight as low pressure develops off of the Mid-Atlantic coast. Low temperatures tonight will be near 15 Degrees. A Snowy Sunday Is Expected: An area of low pressure will rapidly move northeastward from the Mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday morning to near Nova Scotia by Sunday night. It is expected that snow will begin across Western and Central Mass by about mid-morning Sunday and then continue through all of Sunday afternoon before ending during Sunday evening. All-in-all, this looks to be a quick storm that lasts barely 12 hours. Unfortunately, there continues to be uncertainty with exactly where the heavy snow bands will set up across Southern New England. Even though, I think that there will be enough snow to plow across much of Western and Central Mass, the big question is where will the cutoff line be in terms of light accumulations and heavier accumulations. The higher resolution model guidance are showing a pretty widespread 5 to 10 inch snowfall across the entire area. Meanwhile, the “regular” models like the GFS and European model are showing more like a 2 to 6 inch snowfall from north to south across our area. At this point, I think that the higher resolution guidance may be too aggressive with their heavy snowfall forecast, although, this is something to keep an eye on, just in case. I do think that we will see a band of heavy snow set up on the northwestern side of this storm & this could put far southern and southeastern Worcester County in an area of heavy snow with 1 to 2 inch per hour snow rates during Sunday afternoon & this is the area I think has a good chance of seeing more than 6 inches of snow. My Latest Snowfall Forecast Map For This Storm Is Attached To This Post. This is expected to be a light and fluffy snow that should be pretty easy to shovel.
Next Week Looks Busy For Weather!! It looks like a very active storm track next week with a storm threat every 2 to 3 days or so. The first storm threat next week looks to be from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning as a low pressure system heads from the south coast of New England to Nova Scotia. First call on this one is for perhaps 3 to 5 inches of snow accumulation. The second storm threat looks to be late Thursday night into Friday as yet another coastal storm passes close to our area. This storm could be bigger in terms of accumulation with the potential for upwards of 5 to 10 inches of snow. A third storm threat could be in the cards for next Sunday with perhaps another few inches of snow & maybe some ice as well. Keep checking back for the latest as the next couple of weeks looks very busy and very wintry.