Chances for slick areas as everything freezes up
No matter where you are in the state there could be ice at the very least. A cold front will slide through the region starting Tuesday afternoon and will clear the coast around midnight Wednesday. The front slows down for a few hours over the Gulf of Maine. A weak impulse is predicted to form along the front, and has potential to bring an inch or two of snow Wednesday morning. The timing of it is not good for the morning commute.
Tuesday will be a cloudy affair with some areas of fog around. A few showers work through the area in the morning, with one last surge of widespread shower activity working through Tuesday afternoon ahead of the approaching front. As the front slows down, combined with the cold air, snow forms along it, and potentially bring slick conditions in areas for the Wednesday morning drive time.
Keep in mind with all of the rain, any road salt has washed off the surface of the roadways, hence untreated areas will become slick with minimal snow cover. Keep that in mind as you head out, especially for the early commuters.
Another round of rain for the weekend
Cold high pressure moves into the region Thursday into Friday. That high quickly exits to the east Friday afternoon and another strong surge of warm air move in from the southwest Friday night. Far interior areas may see snow initially, but in similar fashion to the current weather maker, warm air eventually wins out, bringing rain everywhere on Saturday. A trailing area if low pressure may bring snow showers to the mountains and north Sunday, and rain showers for the coastal plain.
For those depressed snow lovers, I bring you hope for a potential snow maker the middle part of next week. Stay tuned!
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