Yet another nor’easter – the fourth in about 18 days – could slam New England early next week, bringing rain, snow and strong winds to a region still recovering from the first three winter storms.
Next week starts fairly quiet and chilly, but the storm approaches by late Tuesday or Tuesday night. This storm will be yet another one that reorganizes off the Eastern Seaboard, meaning the potential exists for yet another nor’easter.
It’s still early and there’s plenty of time to work out the details, but our exclusive, in-house guidance continues to show greater than 50 percent chance the storm impacts New England Tuesday night through Wednesday, with some plowable snow possible, particularly in southern New England.
Until then, though, our weather for the next few days will be defined, first and foremost, by chilly air and a gusty wind.
Highs each day, Friday into next week, will struggle to surpass the 30s, and winds gusting at times to 35 and 40 mph will mean daytime wind chill values in the teens and 20s.
While New Englanders revert to the winter coat, hat and gloves, winter sports enthusiasts will revel in the new 3 to 5 feet of snow that’s fallen in northern New England over the past week to 10 days, bringing some of the best conditions for skiing, boarding and snowmobiling, save for some possible lift holds due to gusty wind Friday and Saturday.
Saturday morning brings a quick-moving disturbance that will enhance the chilly air and also will deliver some scattered snow squalls to northern New England early Saturday and a late morning or midday snow shower or flurry to southern New England.
Thereafter, dry weather is expected to round out the weekend.
Suffice to say, we’ll be keeping a close eye on next week's storm, though behind it, the weather should quiet in time for next weekend, when temperatures will at least reach the 40s – likely to be a welcome change after such a prolonged, cool March stretch.