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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Melting The Snow Away

2”-5” of snow fell today.  While that doesn’t sound like a lot, the impact for this storm was higher because of the cold air!  With temperatures in the teens, every snowflake that fell accumulated on the roads.  With the peak of the storm hitting during rush hour, numerous roads became congested and snow covered.  But that’s over now!  Snow is winding down. Shoveling aside, we get a prolonged break from the snow.

With this recent cold and snowy pattern, you would think a white Christmas was a given this year.  Not so fast.   A warming trend is underway that will slowly chip away at the snow on the ground. Wednesday will be partly to mostly sunny with high temperatures in the mid and upper 30s.  40s are likely Friday and Saturday.  The warm up peaks Sunday with highs in the 50s and periods of rain!  Temperatures will get back to average around Christmas time but little (or no) snow cover will remain.

Tonight: Lingering flurry. Low: Teens

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy. Not as cold as recent days. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, a bit milder. High temperatures in the upper 30s inland, lower 40s for the shoreline.

Friday: Increasing clouds, noticeably milder. Chance for showers late in the day or at night. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Saturday: Early showers followed by some clearing. Showers redeveloping at night. High temperatures in the middle 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline.

Sunday: Periods of rain, foggy and very warm! High temperatures in the 50s statewide. 

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