…An unusually intense ocean storm is expected to pass 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod on Thursday evening…
Storm duration 3AM Thursday morning til 3AM Friday morning
This intermediate snowfall forecast is warranted due to markedly increasing impacts in the Boston area which are likely to include the following: Heavy snowfall with near blizzard conditions, damaging winds, coastal flooding, and dangerously cold wind chills on the back side of the storm!
Given the high winds, heavy snow, and very cold temperatures…it is important to prepare for the possibility of power outages! Very cold temperatures on the back side of the storm will mean dangerous conditions for those without power.
As for the snow…we are increasing amounts region-wide…but especially in the I-95 corridor where over a foot is possible. Further inland…heavy snowfall is expected as well, but slightly less than the Boston area.
Winds from the northeast are going to gust above 60mph at the height of the storm! Blowing and drifting of the snow will cause dangerous travel conditions during the day on Thursday!
Late Thursday and early Friday morning the storm will move further offshore and the snow will dwindle to snow showers and flurries…snow should end before sunrise on Friday morning. The damage will be done…and potentially record breaking cold will be on it’s way from Canada. A severe bout of winter weather is upon us!
Stay tuned for updates through the evening and tomorrow as we continue to evaluate model data! Please prepare accordingly for this storm!!!
Justin Perry is a meteorologist living in Lynn Massachusetts focusing on North Shore Weather with a Bachelors in Atmospheric Science from UMass Lowell. Shared with permission.