A weak clipper disturbance gave us a coating of snow this morning with most of this now tapering off to flurries before it ends around noon. Tonight a similar weak storm may give us another fresh coating of snow but accumulations should be less than an inch. Thursday will be a little colder but dry. Watching for a potential bigger storm on Friday, the GFS (American model) shows a weaker storm which would give us light rain or snow but the ECMWF (European model) indicates a much bigger storm that could give us more than 6 inches of snow. Note that the European model nailed the track of Hurricane Sandy but has not performed well this winter..
The weekend looks dry and seasonably mild with highs in the 40s. Another storm is possible for Monday but it appears that any precipitation that falls will fall mainly as rain. Long range temperatures are forecast to be above normal next week with highs mostly in the 40s..
The forecast: Today – Light snow ending by noon, remaining cloudy, high in the low 30s.
Tonight – Periods of light snow ending by dawn, low in the upper 20s. accumulation coating to an inch.
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow at night, high in the mid 30s.
Friday – Cloudy with snow or rain, high near 40.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
Sunday – Partly sunny, high in the low to mid 40s.
Monday – Chance of rain, high in the upper 40s.
Marine forecast: Today – North-northeast wind becoming east to 7 knots, seas 1-2 feet.
Outlook – Sub-advisory levels Wednesday and Thursday but advisories may be needed with a possible storm on Friday.
Have a great Tuesday!