After a bright start to our Sunday, clouds slowly increased as our next system approached from the west.
This time around, it looks like Southern New England will see snow, with the exception of the South Coast, Cape and Islands where mixing is possible at times.
This is not a huge storm by any means, but since it arrives late Sunday night and continues into Monday afternoon, it will provide for some slick travel spots during the morning commute on Monday (for the few of us that have to work on President’s Day) and slippery sidewalks. Expect minor travel impacts due to the fact that it is a holiday and the snow intensity will be low.
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Areas along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike will see a long duration light snowfall, with accumulations up to 3 inches, while a few towns along Route 44, from Providence to Plymouth, could get closer to 5 inches due to heavier bands that set up because of the ocean influence and enhancement.
The farther north we go, the less snow we will see as we lose the energy from the center of low pressure. A widespread 1-3 inches is likely all the way into the Lakes Region, while in Maine, totals will be far less. Highs on Monday will be in the low 20s to near 30.
High pressure quickly takes control of the region Tuesday, leaving us with ample sunshine and highs near the freezing mark.
Storm number two arrives Wednesday night. In Southern New England, the storm will bring snow and then transition over to a wintry mix. Meanwhile, in Northern New England, snow is likely. This storm would coincide with the full moon, creating astronomical high tides and minor coastal flooding.
Friday stays quiet and cool for mid-February, with highs in the 30s.
Next weekend looks a bit unsettled though more wet than white as temperatures climb into the 40s.