The power of our nor'easter was quite evident today. While we never got close enough to get near the center of the storm - at one point it was over 500 miles away - it pummeled us with gust over 60 mph on the Islands and caused moderate to major coastal flooding from Scituate to Nantucket at high tide.
The storm's reach is long, and we're still in its grips this evening. Bands of snow are still clumping together, creating occasionally moderate bursts and lowering visibility across Southern New England. Elsewhere, through Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, the snow is lighter but persistent.
Tough to call the exact end time for the last flakes. It will be after midnight in many spots, but we could still still some weak bands hold together on the South Shore and Cape into tomorrow morning. Accumulations should be light with any snow after 1-2 am.
Are coming down. We've seen the worst in that respect. As the storm continues to pull away, many towns and cities away from the coast will be light and variable come midnight.
Are We In The Clear?
Couple of close calls coming up in the days. We mostly miss a potent little storm tomorrow afternoon/evening: some light snow may clip the outer Cape and the Islands. Then on Wednesday, the snow may return as some light bands move in overhead with another weather system. It's not looking as strong as Tuesday's storm system, but it may be enough to produce 1-3 of snow across Southern New England.
The Cold Cometh
After Thursday, a nasty blast of arctic air will plunge south from the Arctic Circle and head straight for New England. This may be the coldest air in years to hit us. Some models are keeping us just above zero on Sunday for high temperatures. Oddly enough, our low temperatures at night may just be a few degrees below zero...something very typical of a bitterly cold airmass (very little change from low temperature to high temperature).
With all that cold stewing about, we also have to watch the possibility of another storm spinning up offshore into early Saturday. Stands to reason...very cold air over a relatively warm ocean is a powderkeg of potential energy for a storm.
Forecast is likely to be very volatile in the coming days. We'll keep you plugged in.