Slick spots for central and southern New England
A weak area of low pressure slides south of the New England coast and brings light snow to much of the six state region. As I mentioned on Facebook this week, southwest Maine is on the fringe of the storm. That trend continues.
Snow begins over western areas Wednesday evening, with most accumulation on the ground between 2-4 AM. The last snow showers exit coastal areas by mid-morning.
This will be a light, fluffy snow due to cold air and low dew points anchored in the region. As a result, a leaf blower will be sufficient to move what falls. The powder snow makes it a bit more icy, which causes issues on the roads and untreated surfaces. This will make travel hazardous through the Thursday morning commute.
Since southwest Maine is on the fringe, there is always the element of bust potential (higher or lower) pending on track and dry air. Snow to water ratios are likely to be high, in the 15 to 20 inches of snow to 1" of water level. This is fluff factor. There is not a whole lot of moisture here with this system.
Outlook through Monday
Our next chance for some light snow comes Saturday night into Sunday as a weak inverted trough passes through the region. Our next statewide storm appears to be on tap Sunday night into Monday, which could bring a plowable event to much of the area.
Stay tuned for updates.
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