Very Active Week Of Weather Ahead

Hello everyone!

After last night’s explosive storm, we have an active pattern setting up for the next week and possibly beyond. The first storm will be a weak clipper tomorrow night that will bring light snowfall accumulations. The next storm will arrive Tuesday and will feature primarily freezing rain. After that, attention will turn to a potential coastal storm late week.

Saturday Night/Sunday Morning Clipper

High Res NAM Showing Light To Moderate Snow Late Tomorrow Night. Credit: Tropical Tidbits
High Res NAM Showing Light To Moderate Snow Late Tomorrow Night. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Light snow will begin late tomorrow evening as a clipper approaches from the west. This will be a mainly snow event except for the midcoast where some raindrops are likely to mix in. Snowfall accumulations are likely to range from 1-3″ across most of the area with a little less (coatings) along the immediate midcoast and a little more in the mountains and across the Augusta region where 4 or even 5″ is possible. Snow and rain will move out Sunday morning with temps a few degrees on either side of freezing during the day Sunday.

Inland Runner- Tuesday

Strong Signals For Well Entrenched CAD Tuesday Bringing Widespread Freezing Rain. Image Credit: Weatherbell
Strong Signals For Well Entrenched CAD Tuesday Bringing Widespread Freezing Rain. Image Credit: Weatherbell

Our next system will arrive from the west on Monday night as high pressure begins digging in to our NE. Look for a brief period of snow at the onset especially away from the coast before freezing rain sets in. The exact duration/extent of the freezing rain is still TBD and those details will determine if we escape with just some minor icing or a more significant ice event. Both options are on the table given the placement of the high and the climatology of the area. More details should make themselves available soon. That storm will move out Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and may end as some snow if a coastal low develops like some guidance indicates.

Coastal Potential- Late Week

Euro EPS Showing Signals For Potential Coastal Activity Late Week. Image Credit: Weatherbell
Euro EPS Showing Signals For Potential Coastal Activity Late Week. Image Credit: Weatherbell

The final storm on the horizon at the moment is one that may impact the region late week. The details on this remain very uncertain as it is 7-8 days away but since it has the potential to be fairly impactful, I figured I’d give the heads up now that there’s something on the horizon. While my schedule will once again become very busy this week with school, I’ll do my best to get updates out on this system should it continue to look impactful.

More tomorrow.

-Jack

Gusty Winds Today As Intense Storm Moves Out

Hello everyone!

Today’s main weather feature will be gusty westerly winds behind the intense storm that brought feet of snow to many places last night. Wind gusts to 55mph in southern areas and 45-50mph in northern areas are expected. The westerly winds will be able to combine residual moisture from the storm with Lake Ontario moisture to create fairly robust upslope snow bands across the mountains. An additional 3-6″ is possible across the higher terrain with lesser amounts in the valleys. Watch for blowing and drifting snow across the northern half of the region where snow was lighter and fluffier. Power outages will be the main concern in southern areas where snow was heavier and stuck to trees and power lines.

Temps today will range from the upper 20’s in the mountains to the mid 30’s along the coast.

Ready for more snow? Hopefully the answer is yes as a clipper system is forecast to move through the area tomorrow into tomorrow night. Accumulations are expected to be on the light to moderate side with 2-4″ a solid first estimate for most areas. Locations along the immediate coast could see less as some raindrops may mix in.

Our next storm after that is on Tuesday when snow and mixed precipitation are forecast.

-Jack