Icy Start to Bright, Brisk Day

Precipitation has moved away but the damage is done. Much colder air than expected hung on for a significant ice storm in much of central and northern New England yesterday. Even though temperatures warmed above freezing in much of the region for a few hours, untreated services remain very slick in north central Massachusetts and throughout much of New Hampshire and Maine.

In far northern Maine it was snow, 5 to 10 inches around the Crown of Maine. On Cape Cod, winds gusted 55 to 60 mph in a line of thunderstorms.

Low-pressure ultimately tracked to our north (usually a warm track for us), but stubborn high-pressure of the state of Maine was the reason for the unexpected cold for much of the day.

For today, other than snow showers at the Canadian border, our Wednesday is bright and brisk with the temperature falling through the 30s in southern New England and 20s in northern New England. Wind from the west is gusting past 30 mph.

Strong high pressure from Canada is overhead for tomorrow with diminishing winds, sunshine, and highs in the 20s to near 30 degrees. It will be clear and cold tomorrow night with low temperatures near 0 degrees north to 10 to 20 south.

The high-pressure system moves slowly off shore Friday into Saturday, allowing for some clouds to come in, highs the 20s Friday, and then jumping into the 40s south Saturday.

A warm front will stall over us late Saturday, and then start pushing south as a cold front. This may generate a few mountain snow showers as scattered rain showers elsewhere late Saturday into Sunday.

Colder air gradually works its way in on Sunday with a chance of rain or snow showers. Temperatures falling from the 40s into the 30s. Low pressure likely develops on the front of the chance of snow, or rain or snow near the shore, later Monday into Tuesday.

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