Tuesday Mild, Wednesday Rain

Low pressure will track across the Ohio Valley and through Southern New England tonight and tomorrow.  Temperatures today will rise into the 50s across much of Southern New England south of the Pike.  Interior Southern CT, RI, and SE MA could approach 60 this afternoon.  While rain is forecast for Southern New England tomorrow heavy snow will accumulate in Northern New England.  1-3 inches of snow is possible as the storm pulls away Wednesday night into Thursday AM.

General Overview
Winter Storm Watches are in place for the far North and West portions of the Southern New England zone
NWS Boston Advisories 03/11/2014
Currently temps are in the upper 20's/low 30's
5 am 2 m temperatures (image weatherbell)
Today will see increasing clouds in Southern New England.  However thanks to the approaching low warmer air will flow into the region especially south of the pike. Here is the current surface fronts/water vapor satellite
NOAA_GOES Composite Water Vapor Satellite 515 am
Notice the low in Ontario driving a warm front across SNE?  Winds will be Southwesterly and will gust into the mid 20's.  Here are the afternoon high temps.  Upper 50's are likely south of the pike
07z HRRR 2 m temps 3 PM (image Weatherbell)
Here is the projected surface chart this evening
WPC 8 PM projected surface chart
Although an Arctic air mass exists behind the system it is too far away to influence the storm from Rt 2 south.  Tomorrow morning light snow/rain breaks out in Western MA/CT.  It will really fill in during the mid afternoon hours.  Temperatures will be raw; expect mid to upper 30's from Boston to Worcester to Hartford and 40's in SE MA/RI/CT.  Here is the projected surface chart for tomorrow evening 8 PM
WPC Projected surface chart 8 PM Weds
This system comes juiced with moisture as it taps the Gulf and Atlantic
WPC 3 day rain totals
The ski resorts of Northern New England will be buried with this one.  Check back later for details on Wednesday night/Thursday light snow and some river information.  Have a good one

-Zack Green

 





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