12-22-2017 Update #1

Good morning!
The forecast is still mostly on track.
Snow will truly start later this morning, totaling 2-5″ before switching to freezing rain just prior to midnight amid what is otherwise a quiet spot in precipitation. Today’s high will be 28, tonight’s low will be 27, and tomorrow’s high will be 32. Freezing rain at times tomorrow will total 0.15-0.30″ of ice, causing very bad travel. There will be some quiet spots in the precipitation at times, though, which may lessen the impact just a small amount (road crews catching a bit of a break). Freezing rain otherwise goes into the evening, before perhaps a brief switch to regular rain late tomorrow evening with mixed precipitation before ending as light snow or freezing rain shortly after midnight. Tomorrow night will have a low of 29, and the wind will turn northwest at around 5 mph after a calm wind for today, tonight and tomorrow.
Sunday will give us a chance to catch our breath a bit, as it will be partly sunny and 37, before some snow is likely on Sunday night and Monday – that’s right, a Christmas Eve and Christmas morning snow event! My first call is 2-4″ but that could go up a little bit. It does not look like a major storm, but a solid advisory level event is likely and that will likely give us a White Christmas for the first time since 2013. Beyond that, Tuesday is cold, but the rest of next week is even colder.
Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here, helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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