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December 13th Update

Light snow early Thursday; No end in sight for active pattern

Southeastern New England will get brushed with light snow and flurries early Thursday. There will be plenty of cold air, so any fluffy flakes will stick, and parts of southwest RI could pick up 2-3″. The rest of RI and SE MA will likely 1-2″, with a chance of 2-3″ on Cape Cod and the islands. The snow will move out of the area by 11 am, and sun follows with temps climbing from the low-mid 20s into the upper 20s to low 30s. It will feel colder a northerly breeze kicks up during the day.

Snow is likely for the Thursday morning commute
The snow may fluff up to about an inch more than this model is predicting

Thursday night looks quite cold, with lows in the teens to low 20s. If you’re planning to check out the Geminid meteor shower, bundle up!! Friday looks dry and chilly, with highs only in the upper 20s to near freezing. Snow showers or flurries are possible Friday night as a couple of disturbances narrowly miss coming together to bring more substantial snow. A thin coating is possible with lows in the 20s.

The weekend will stay cold, with dry skies and highs in the 30s on Saturday. Expect clouds to thicken Sunday afternoon. The temperature will climb from the teens early in the day to the 30s in the afternoon. Snow or mixed precipitation could bring a minor accumulation late Sunday night or early Monday before milder air arrives with rain showers late Monday into early Tuesday.

As I’ve said before, I do not like the looks of the weather pattern in the Northeast during the end of December. Several snow or mixed precipitation events are possible, and there may be a decent setup for an ice storm in part of New England after December 20th. The bottom-line is the winter of 2017-18 is off to a relatively fast start, especially compared to the past few years.

This is just one run of the GFS model, but the overall pattern favors active weather into the end of the month. This particular projection is for a snow storm near December 23rd. It’s too soon to get specific with dates for any storms, but it gives you an idea of the pattern

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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