After a nation’s coldest reading of -22 degrees in Estcourt Station, Maine, this morning, a slow-moving and small atmospheric disturbance is drifting north over the waters east of New England Tuesday.
It is carrying a few pockets of clouds northward adjacent to and over the Eastern New England coastal plain, blotting out the sun for a few hours in each spot it impacts along the way.
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However, no snowflakes are falling from these clouds yet. Late day and evening through the overnight will bring some snow showers to the coast of Maine, particularly Midcoast points downeast, where Washington County may receive as much as a fresh inch or just more than an inch by dawn Wednesday.
As the disturbance reverses course and drops south in response to a cold front moving through early Wednesday, a few flurries and snow showers will graze the Eastern New England coast. Especially Cape Cod on Wednesday morning before departing and yielding to another reinforcing shot of cool and dry air.
Our next storm will be developing in the nation’s midsection Thursday, tapping the Gulf of Mexico for moisture and tracking northeast with a notable absence of snow. Meaning, the storm will drag enough warmth northward that it’ll be tough to get much snow at all from this storm.
This includes here at home where northern mountains may start with a light wintry mix Friday night, but also will end up with mostly rain Saturday.
Sunday probably will bring lingering showers for some of us. Although drier air will attempt to move back in.
Monday we’ll watch one last round of energy that may deliver some raindrops or snowflakes before departing until the next storm chance somewhere around next Friday, at the end of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.