First Flakes for New England; Cold Weekend Ahead

Good news for winter lovers! Parts of New England could see their first flakes of the Fall season this weekend! This is what the GFS is showing for Saturday night:

GFS at 18z Saturday

GFS at 18z Saturday

Although the GFS doesn’t show too much activity, I think more areas will see some flakes. Minor accumulations are possible, particularly in higher elevations, as pointed out by Anthony Siciliano:

Clearly, it is obvious it will be cold enough for these flakes. And, we will have it! Temperatures Saturday and Sunday nights are expected to be in the low 30s in many areas, and even the 20s!

GFS temps at 12z Sunday morning

GFS temps at 12z Sunday morning

 

GFS temps at 12 Monday morning

GFS temps at 12 Monday morning

You can see above how the 30s get all the way down to Virginia, and even the 40s get down to the Southern US!

Even daytime highs could be stuck in the 40s across the area for Sunday:

GFS temps at 18z Sunday

GFS temps at 18z Sunday

However, for those who do not want this cold air, the GFS does predict a warmup for the end of next week, potentially. So, expect temperatures to drop off to the 60s after this cold front, starting on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will also be in the 60s, with the possibility of another front bringing a shower chance (scattered) for Friday. This will only be a reinforcing shot of colder air for the weekend. Saturday should have temps only in the 50s with sunshine, and nighttime temperatures in the mid/upper 20s and low to mid 30s. Sunday may not get out of the 40s for daytime highs, with nighttime lows in the 20s and low 30s. In fact, some areas in higher elevations and in parts of New England may be stuck in the 30s for daytime highs Sunday, according to the GFS. Good news: if you stand in the sunny spots, maybe it won’t feel as cold? (Yeah, that probably won’t really help!)

 

Stay warm, have some Hot Chocolate, start the fireplace, and get in the mood of the season!

 

Enjoy the rest of your week,

–Jonathon Rocco

@jonathonrocco

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