Mostly Cloudy Monday; Heavy Snow Wednesday

Good morning!

With mostly cloudy skies today, expect a high around 40 today, and a north wind around 5-10 mph gusting to 25 mph. Tonight will feature the same wind and skies, with a low around 25. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny, with a high around 38, and a north wind at 5-10 mph, before a low of 27 tomorrow night with a light northeast wind and skies becoming cloudy.

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We get to a high of 35 on Wednesday as a significant snowstorm begins rolling in. Some snow accumulation is possible during the morning, but the bulk of the snow will be from the afternoon and evening Wednesday all the way through Thursday morning before quieting down around midday Thursday. This forecast is much more certain than the Friday storm, for starters, as it is unlikely that the rain-snow line will make it this far north except for perhaps a brief period of rain as the storm exits midday Thursday. With that said, I am releasing a snowfall forecast at this time. The highest uncertainty is at the coast where mixing could very well be an issue.

I have Dracut in the 10-14″ zone, as this zone is where I think the heaviest snowfall band is favored to set up. Expect 8-12″ in other inland areas, 4-8″ along the North Shore (excluding Cape Ann), Boston, and its southern suburbs with less snow for Cape Ann and points further south of Boston. This forecast will be refined over the next few days, so stay tuned.

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Beyond the storm, Thursday will end up in the upper 30s before a high around 40 on Friday.

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Have a great day!
-Nathan

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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