If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy all the snow this winter, then perhaps this is your weekend. There is going to be abundant sunshine and generally light winds both Saturday and at least the first part of Sunday.
While each morning will be cold, with some areas below zero, the afternoons should be comparatively comfortable.
There is still a lot of really deep snow across all of southern New England. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing or just building a snow fort are all great ways to enjoy all the white stuff this weekend.
The sunniest parts of the weekend will be Saturday and Sunday morning. On Sunday, afternoon snow will be breaking out across Pennsylvania and spreading east.
It appears a light to moderate snow event is on the way for Sunday night and the first part of Monday. Presently I am thinking this is a 4 to 8 inch snow event.
I will update my forecast over the weekend. Please follow me on Twitter @growingwisdom
Check out the map of snowfall for Pennsylvania and New York late this weekend. This is but one model, but it gives an idea of the snow amounts associated with the system.
You can’t just extrapolate this to Boston, because systems become weaker and stronger as they move across the country. But, it’s a good starting place.
It’s going to be cold enough for snow during this event in most areas, but Cape Cod will likely see some rain.
All this is subject to revision of course, but I am quite confident of accumulating snow Sunday night and some impact to the Monday morning commute.
The map below shows where the rain-snow line is forecast early Monday. Again, this can change as we get closer to Sunday, but for now it’s what I expect.
A briefly dry period arrives Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning before a mixed bag of precipitation arrives during the second half of Tuesday. I think that rain will eventually win out as milder air moves north into the region.
Another blast of cold air is likely about this time next week. Have a great weekend.