Saturday snow limited; potential Nor’easter next week

Ah, March. Just when you thought this largely snow-less winter was going to bow out unceremoniously, Mother Nature decides to have other plans.

It was a nice day across southern New England on Thursday, with limited cloud cover and lighter winds. Friday should mostly follow suit, with clouds veiling out the sunshine by the afternoon. Clouds thicken up by sundown and our next storm system moves in. Much of southern New England will begin as light to moderate snow, but dry air to the north and mixing along the coast will limit the overall output of things.

Geoff Snow Map

A second storm looms for Monday-Tuesday, and this could pack more of a punch.

Wlne Earth Design

Computer ensembles are hinting at this storm strengthening into a Nor’easter as we go into Tuesday.

Storm Tracks3 Nm

While it is still too early to determine what type op precipitation we would receive from this, it would undoubtedly mean gusty winds and some degree of coastal flooding were this to pan out.


FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, clouds increasing late. Highs in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY: Beginning as light snow early with mixing possible into the day, especially along the coast. Generally minor accumulations, especially on colder surfaces. Prepare for slick to slippery conditions. Highs upper 30s

Don’t forget, clocks ‘spring ahead’ one hour as Daylight Saving Time arrives early Sunday morning!

SUNDAY: Clouds breaking for some sunshine. Highs in the mid 40s, but a chilly breeze is expected.

MONDAY-TUESDAY: Monitoring a system that could develop into a potent coastal storm.

-Chief Meteorologist Geoff Bansen


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