It’s been a blustery week so far, but the gusts reach a peak Wednesday afternoon as we find ourselves stuck between two large areas of low pressure. The first, a ‘bomb cyclone’ low just offshore, barreling from coastal southern New England towards the Canadian Maritimes today. Most of the precip associated with that stays away from us, but there’s plenty of cloud cover early this morning as a result of our proximity. The second disturbance is also fairly far away, to our northwest in interior Canada, but will drag a cold front through our region this evening.
In between the two, a west wind sustained at 10-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph between noon and 10 PM has prompted a Wind Advisory. The wind will be strongest, and thus tree damage or power outages, are most likely along eastern facing mountain slopes. The temp starts in the 30s, then reaches into the low 50s.
As the cold front inches closer, scattered to isolated rain showers pop up. A few strikes of lightning could be possible, too. Then, once the front slides by this evening, light, spotty snow showers continue overnight as the temp drops into the 20s. Becoming mostly sunny Thursday; low 40s. Friday brings increasing clouds, then some slushy mountain snow of 1-2″ and valley rain Friday night as a warm front arrives. Mid 40s Friday, back into the 50s by a quieter weekend.
Have a phenomenal day!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault