Tuesday 9 a.m.
Words cannot describe the beauty of this day. Behold the bright disk of the eager June sun peering through the emerald canopy of trees, the golden specks of sunlight peppering the lawn. There's a freshness in the morning air that adds life to our steps, inviting us to breathe deeply and savor the richness of this stunning morning. And, as if to mimic the blossom world that saturates our sights, the unfurling weather pattern will be sunny through tomorrow.
These are the days we waited for on all the bitterly cold, icebound days of winter, when face-freezing winds ran rampant across a snowdraped winterscape with the sun just a feeble bystander an eternity away. These are the days we waited for during the stratus status dreary days when a soggy carpet of steel wool was dragged across the sky as if pulled from an endless roll. These are the days we'll savor fondly when it gets so hot that even today's busy dandelions lose their drive and just stand their staring at the sun-scorched summer sky. These are the days we'll recall on those steamy August afternoons when searing waves of blistering heat simmer from the blazing streets. This is what we'll long for on holdover steamy September days when a hurricane or tropical storm menaces the mainland, boils the waves, gathers the gales, foments fear, batters the beaches, destroys the dunes and evacuates vacationers. This is what we'll long for on some chilled October morning when a cloak of fog chokes the dawn and nullifies noon. Also, it will be a nice day.
More thunderstorms threaten Oklahoma, but the Northeast has sparkling sunshine.
One concern: the chance of cold frontal snow squalls that could move all the way to the East Coast tomorrow night. Sudden snow squalls have been implicated in chain reaction collisions that turn deadly and damaging.
These two maps show the change from the very, very cold flow likely this Saturday to the much milder Pacific-origin westerly flow later next week.
When we look more closely, we see a variety of disturbances embedded in the main current, each capable of temporarily increasing or cutting off the chance of snow. This map shows the setup:
This map shows the circulation around the offshore storm and a larger but less intense storm moving into the Great Lakes. With this sprawling storm likely to be in the region for several days, the weather can vary widely.
...speculation about a snowstorm Monday or Tuesday, and one is still possible. However, timing and placement remain elusive. This map shows the GFS ensemble mean "solution" for Tuesday morning showing snow just off the New England coast. Watch this story evolve on accuweather.com all weekend.