Arctic Front This Afternoon Will Deliver Snow Squalls
An arctic air mass will re-enforce cold air this afternoon. As it passes through the region a few snow squalls will develop. Travel conditions will briefly be hazardous when these squalls pass through between 3-9 PM tonight. That National Weather Service has issued a *Special Weather Statement* to convey the threat message. A quick inch of snow is possible but not everyone will see one of these squalls. The snow will be added on top of what we saw yesterday.
|NWS Boston observed snowfall 1/7/2017|
Plymouth county was rocked as several communities were over 17" of snow including our State Champion for this event East Bridgewater who ended with 19.5". I did expect more between 495-95 in NE MA and it started to stick 1 hour before my guess but other then that I feel good about the forecast.
Short Term Forecast
Here is the simulated radar for 5 PM. These locations shown with snow squalls may not be the communities that get the squalls but it shows the scattered nature of the event well.
|16z HRRR sim radar Sunday 5 PM (image Weatherbell)|
Max temps will only be near 20 as much of the US is below freezing today.
|NWS Max temps Sunday (image Weatherbell)|
A NW wind will gust up to 20 MPH this afternoon. The wind lessens overnight but temperatures will drop to about 5 above. Even a modest 5-10 mph wind will create wind chills of 0 to -5 in Southern New England (lower out west).
|16z HRRR Wind Chills temps Sunday 10 PM (image Weatherbell)|
Its not much better tomorrow. Clouds will increase but max temps will only reach the upper teens and low 20's. Wind chills will be around 0 (both sides),
Big games today. I like the favorites but deep down I am still scared of playoff Eli.
Talk to you tomorrow.