Thursday 10 a.m.
This video shows the expected storm scenario from now through the coming weekend. In addition to the disruption caused by any wintry precipitation and wind, this storm could cause much more difficulty than the typical storm. In the area close to the snow-rain line, heavy wet snow will fall and it will be very windy. This can lead to power outages and extensive tree damage. Farther back in the snow area where it is a little colder, the wind will help to prevent snow from sticking to power lines and weighing down trees. The wind-whipped snow along with furiously falling and flowing flakes can create white-out, blizzard conditions at times.
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It is not going to snow any time soon, but in any type of weather the flag is a symbol of freedom. This holiday weekend we celebrate the contributions of those who were there to defend the freedoms we enjoy in these times.
Once again, the rain will miss much of central and northern New England. The region has been in a dry spell, as evidenced by its appearance on this U.S Drought Monitor map.
A cold front crossed the Northeast yesterday. Looking at these maps, which show morning temperatures yesterday versus readings around the same time today, we can see that the biggest drop in temperatures occurred around the lower Great Lakes.
Much of eastern New England has been in a dry spell ever since the last snow melted. More dry weather is on the way from tomorrow through the end of the week. This radar image taken at mid-morning Tuesday is peppered with showers.
Cooling will also occur from Wisconsin into western Michigan as a cold front moves eastward. This map shows the arrangement of fronts and the area of relatively warm air between the two cool air masses:
The worst storms later in the weekend will precede the cold front that brings cooler air back into the Northeast next week. This map shows the threat as outlined by the NWS Storm Prediction Center: