The storm we saw move in with rain and snow last night will lose its forward momentum near Cape Cod today. As a result, we’ll be stuck with chilly temps, a noticeable north/northeast breeze, and bands of rain/snow. Current observations suggest that rain is the dominant precipitation type through the I-95 corridor while snow is falling up in the mountains and in some parts of the foothills. The tug of war between the warming influence of the late April sun and the cooling influence of heavier precipitation bands will determine who exactly gets rain and who gets snow today. Of course the mountains have the best shot at seeing enough snow to pick up a few more inches of accumulation. The foothills will likely see snow fall for much of the day, but it will struggle to accumulate outside of grassy/elevated surfaces. The coastal plain will see mostly rain but some flakes could mix in from time to time as the heavier bands rotate through. No accumulation is expected along the coast except for perhaps a transient coating on the coldest available surfaces.
High temps today will be outrageously cold for April 27th, ranging from 40 along the NH Seacoast to 32 in the mountains. Most of us will see temps top out in the mid to upper 30s. That’s about 20-25 degrees below normal, and may be good enough to set some low maximum temperature records at the various climate sites.
Either way, today is the perfect day to get the wood stove going and camp out by the fire. More dreary weather is expected tomorrow, though precipitation looks to be a bit more showery in nature.