The upper low spins its way out
The storm slowly moves into Atlantic Canada Wednesday night into early Thursday. Moisture associated with the upper level low over the region will spin snow showers through the state. Northern and western mountain areas could see an additional 1-3" of snowfall during the day. I can rule out some isolated snow showers or weak squalls for the coastal plain, but the risk is a low one.
Wind will increase and cause areas of blowing and drifting snow in areas. Expect that to continue into the weekend.
Something to keep an eye on for early next week
A storm system will cut across the Ohio River Valley into the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend. Operational guidance has precipitation from the storm just offshore of Southern New England. Ensemble means from the Wednesday morning data run show the potential of that being a bit closer. It's close enough to keep an eye on for now. My followers from the South Shore should also keep tabs on this.
If this storm misses the region, it could be the second half of next week before the next storm comes.
Bitter cold outlook through Monday
The main focus over the next five days is going to be on the cold. The National Weather Service offices are already mentioning the idea of Wind Chill Advisories being issued in their discussions. It's definitely going to be a bundle up weekend no matter where you are in the state. Make sure your vehicles are ready with jumper cables, dry gas, (anti-gel for diesels), a blanket, and a cell phone charger in case it is needed. For those who have AAA, you may want to check and see that your dues have been paid in case you need a jump or a tow, if necessary.
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