Much quieter weather in New England on our Valentine’s Day than we saw 24 hours ago, though some impacts of our departed storm remain.
Snow banks are high, reducing visibility around corners and at bus stops, and for Northern New Englanders, today’s quiet weather is a chance to push the snow banks back in anticipation of more new snow tomorrow. On the water, waves remain churned at 7 to 10 feet behind yesterday’s storm, meaning another day of lost productivity for some mariners.
The next incoming disturbance is producing snow showers across Ontario today, and will dive southeast across New England Wednesday, producing a strengthening storm directly over New England.
In Southern New England, significant moisture to feed the developing storm will be late to the game, meaning the worst impact is likely to be mixed showers of rain and snow, mostly developing after the morning commute and gaining some intensity by late afternoon, when snowflakes mix in the most but no more than a coating is likely in northern Massachusetts. The farther north one is, the more snow expected Wednesday as more moisture becomes involved with the developing storm, wrapping north of the storm center as it draws to the Maine coast later in the day.
The result should be one or two inches of snow north of Manchester, New Hampshire, through Concord and the Lakes Region, with half a foot to a foot of snow in Northern Mountains, and 12-18 inches from the higher terrain of the Presidentials east through the Maine Lakes and Mountains! In some of the Maine Mountains, we’re now getting to the point where flat roof buildings will start to carry a heavy load and plans should be made to clear them.
Though snow lingers into Thursday for most of the Northern Mountains, many of us will find just a few lingering flurries amidst breaks of sun and cool weather preceding a warmup for the upcoming weekend…when temperatures should near 50 degrees for many by Sunday! No deep arctic air shows up in our Exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.