Looking at the radar, it doesn't seem like much of a system now but that changes over time. The right conditions in the atmosphere will come together for a text book major winter storm/blizzard to develop on Monday through Tuesday across New England. This could be a historic storm that has the potential to dump 1-2 feet of snow, create snow drifts over 3 feet high, produce damaging wind gusts over 60 mph, cause power outages and significant coastal flooding. Guess who is under the gun? My family in eastern Massachusetts! (Travel will be difficult to near impossible on Monday night through Tuesday afternoon)
BLIZZARD WATCH: GREEN
WINTER STORM WATCH: BLUE
STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY SEEING MODELS VARY SLIGHTLY AS TO WHERE THE JACKPOT SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR: The consensus is that the first two models will likely pan out with 12-24" of snow along the New England coastline.
So if you are taking flight in that direction early in the week, expect delays if not cancellations. Locally, the weather is going to change but we will see nothing to that degree. We are ahead of the system today and get to enjoy mild temperatures for late January with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Clouds will be on the increase and there may be a stray shower though the atmosphere is still pretty dry for that to happen until tonight. So be sure to make some afternoon plans outdoors when the weather will be so nice!
As the cold front approaches tonight, we will see a better chance for passing showers. Temperatures won't be as cold with readings in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Monday, starts off clouds with a few showers. The chance for a few wet snowflakes mixing in is very low because there will be no ice in the clouds for them to form. Winds increase from the northwest during the day and temperatures slowly tumble with afternoon readings in the 40s but feels like temperatures will be in the 30s. Bundle up!
Our cool down is short lived this week and we'll be back in the 50s for highs by Tuesday.
Have a great rest of the weekend,
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
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