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Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Fling!

Not even the clouds could stop our ongoing spring fling. Temperatures topped out around 50 degrees today!  Impressively, almost all of last week's snow has already melted. That’s good news heading into tomorrow with around an inch of rain expected.  If we had more snow on the ground, flooding would be a major issue. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for parts of eastern Massachusetts where snow melt is more of a concern. But even there, flooding concerns are minor.

Tonight will remain mild with temperatures in the 40s.  Watch for areas of patchy dense fog and drizzle.

Grab an umbrella, not the heavy winter jacket on Tuesday.  Temperatures will climb into the 50s with a southerly wind.  An approaching cold front will bring periods of rain and drizzle.  Rain will come down heavy at times, especially late in the afternoon and at night. Minor poor drainage flooding is possible. Cold air will lag behind the front on Wednesday with 50s in the forecast for one more day (Wednesday is my pick of the week).  A winter chill returns Thursday and beyond.  We even have the chance for a period of snow/mix over the weekend.

On Another Note...
This is just too cool.
Check out this image from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Satellite - Terra for today. 

If you look closely, you can still see the track from the June 1st, 2011 Tornado extending eastward as a very thin line from Springfield, MA. Also notice the interesting snow hole located in RI.

The full image and varying resolutions can be found here: http://1.usa.gov/Wd8Ucr

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