Midweek storm has the potential to bring significant snowfall to the area


A midweek storm, the second of two systems to sweep the region in the coming days, can bring significant snowfalls.

The time frame for this system is early Wednesday morning, December 8th, through Wednesday evening.

If the storm, which will move from west to east, moves further north, it could “bring heavier snow inland to the northeast and mostly rain mixed with some snow in the coastal areas,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Alex DaSilva.

It is too early to predict possible snowfall amounts.

A second scenario would take the route south and see if there would be a shift to sea, which would lead to lighter snow showers in the northeast inland, AccuWeather says.

A look at the two scenarios can be found in the first picture above.

But before this system breaks through, another storm bringing rain and strong winds with gusts of up to 80 mph is followed by a sharp drop in temperatures, setting the stage for the snow’s potential as a snowmaker during the week.

This first storm, a frontal system, will arrive on Monday morning, December 6th. Most of the region will see gusts of wind (light purple in the second picture above) 30 to 80 mph (light purple in the second image above) with gusts of 50 to 70 mph in places (dark purple) on Monday, according to AccuWeather.

Precipitation from this storm will mainly be rain (green in the third picture above).

Sunday December 5th it will be partly sunny and lively during the day with a high temperature in the mid to upper 40’s before the storm system arrives overnight.

The showers are expected to arrive on Monday just before daybreak and will last until late morning on a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature of around 60 degrees. The wind will increase as the day progresses at speeds of 12 to 18 miles per hour with the stronger gusts.

Isolated showers are expected to continue into the early hours of the night on Tuesday, December 7th.

On Tuesday the sky clears when temperatures drop, with a high of only about 40 degrees on a mostly sunny day.

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