Lingering Icy Spots Creating Tricky Commute for Some, Minor Coastal Flooding Possible

While a mammoth, swirling storm offshore rides far and away from us, we’re still close enough to get some precipitation Monday – and some of it may be of the wintry variety.

It may be a little tricky in the morning in some spots as light, spotty snow from Sunday night turns to light, spotty icing away from the immediate coast. As temperatures continue to warm areawide, the icing threat will diminish into the late morning and early afternoon as we all transition to general showers.

In the meantime, gusty north/northeast winds along the coast will pile up water for Monday’s afternoon’s tide. It’s not enough for major flooding, but it should be enough for minor splash over between 2 to 5 p.m. Shifting winds tomorrow will ease the threat.

As the storm pulls away, we can expect a little sun to appear Tuesday, mainly in the afternoon. While temps will be slow to respond to any sun through midweek, the second half of the week promises to impress.

High pressure moving offshore will turn the winds more to the southwest late Thursday and Friday. That should catapult us deep into the 50s once again.

The pattern remains active in the long term. Whether we trend colder or warmer for Thanksgiving is still remain to be seen. Part of the uncertainty is a split jet stream across the country that is channeling the cold into the south and leaving the arctic air disorganized and scattered over North America.

There isn’t any consensus either way with our weather guidance, and with uncertainty like that, it’s hard to establish any long-term cold going into December. That said, it’s also a sign all options are in play this early in the season, and we’d be wise to stay vigilant.

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