Heavy Winds/Rain Clearing This Morning

Power outages are rapidly increasing in number across Southern New England as a powerful low pressure system and associated cold front push through the region.  As of 610 AM the highest wind gust so far is 80 MPH atop Blue Hill Observatory in Milton.  There was a 60 MPH gust in Boston.  The winds will die down by 9 AM and rain should clear by 10.
610 AM radar
Here is the surface chart this morning
HPC surface Analysis
First we see a 974 mb low over Southeast Canada and the long cold front with it.  Notice the High Pressure dropping into the Montana/North Dakota region.  This high pressure is ushering cold dry Arctic air into the US.   In fact here are the US temperatures; New England and Florida are the warmest two locations
5 AM Temp Analysis (image wxbell)
That will change today.  Here is the forecast temperatures for 1 PM
10z RAP 2 m Temp (image wxbell)
The RAP is also hinting at a snow squall later this evening
10z RAP radar 7 PM EST (image wxbell)
Temperatures will return to the upper 20's tomorrow.  There are some snow chances for the weekend and next week.  I have interest in a Sunday evening system and a Tuesday evening event.  As of now I favor much of what we have seen so far in winter 2012-13; light snow from a storm that grazes SNE.


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