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New England Daily Snow

Final 2019-2020 Forecast

Summary

Happy Wednesday everyone! A quiet morning is greeting New England today with seasonable temperatures in the 30s and scattered clouds. An overall quiet forecast is in store with the exception of a weak storm system affecting parts of New England Friday night into early Saturday morning. Read on to check out what this storm system will drop. In the meantime, here is the look at the current GOES-16 satellite image:

Short Term Forecast

Image courtesy WeatherCOD.

The current satellite image is showing scattered clouds in the region. These clouds will dissipate slightly but remain few in New England with sunshine peeking in throughout the day. Temperatures will rise into the mid and upper 40s today with winds of 5-10 mph from the west. Temperatures in the higher peaks could stay in the mid 30s with cold air hanging on up high. 

A weak frontal system approaches the region from the west tonight into Thursday morning. With this weather system, clouds will thicken overnight and bring a chance of a rain or snow shower. A greater chance for precipitation will be over southern New England but remain light and brief.

This weather system will bring cooler temperatures into the region and some windy conditions. Friday looks to be partly cloudy with temperatures rising to the low 40s and the higher peaks staying around the freezing point. Winds will be from the west at 5-15 mph with higher gusts possible. During the afternoon, clouds will thicken ahead of the storm system moving into New England from the west. Current model guidance is showing the storm system passing over New England but due to atmospheric factors could change. 

This weather system will arrive late Friday night and allow cold temperatures to be in place. Light snow will begin at 9-10pm and become moderate overnight throughout New England. The storm system passes quickly to the east and by Saturday morning you could wake up to 2-4 inches with slightly higher snowfall amounts in VT. Check out the NAM model simulation of this storm. 

Image courtesy of TropicalTidbits.

As mentioned this storm will pass quickly and temperatures will rebound to melt the snow that fell quickly on Saturday. Here is a look at the NAM model snow accumulation forecast.

Image courtesy of TropicalTidbits.

Extended Forecast

Temperatures will rebound into the mid and upper 40s Saturday and melt the snow that fell quickly. Northwest winds will keep clouds in New England with peeks of sunshine throughout the day. Clouds will clear overnight as winds weaken, dropping temperatures overnight into Sunday. Another cold one is expected with temperatures reaching the mid and upper 20s. 

A spring trend continues with temperatures warming quickly on Sunday into the low 50s! A southerly flow will move this warmer air into New England which will be ahead of our next storm system moving into the start of the week. Here is a look at the GFS temperature forecast of the cold night Saturday into the Sunday warm-up:

Image courtesy of TropicalTidbits.

The storm system into Monday looks to be weak with scattered rain showers in the early morning and throughout the first part of the day. 

As we have now reached mid-April, our forecasts will be ending after today. Make sure to download the OpenSnow app to find the latest forecast and the OpenSummit app as we head into the summer months.

Thank you so much for reading our forecasts and discussions this winter! We hope you have enjoyed reading them. We’ll be back next year so make sure to turn in when winter comes back. Enjoy the summer and we can’t wait for next winter.

Zach Butler, Plymouth State University Graduate Student

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