Winter certainly made a return in a big way recently, with a significant portion of the Northeast now covered with a couple of feet of white goodness. Looking ahead, cold air will be pushing back in and a very active storm track is setting up for the remainder of the month.
The first part of this coming weekend will be on the warmer side of average until a weak storm skirts by to the north of the region. This storm will not only bring much colder air down behind it, but it will also bring a little bit of snow, particularly to higher elevation resorts in the north. With moisture from this system lingering well into the weekend, don’t be surprised if resorts like Stowe and Jay Peak see snowfall amounts greater than 6 inches. Lower elevations in the north could also see some snow, but not more than a coating to an inch or two.
As we move into the early part of next week, that’s when the storm track starts to become more active. There is a chance that a coastal storm forms around Monday or Tuesday, but at the time of writing this article, that chance is very small. The more likely chance of a coastal storm will come around midweek and then perhaps another by the end of next week. Keep in mind though that the forecast will change, so at the moment it’s just something to keep an eye on, and hope for the best.
Brian Clark is a Meteorologist for OpenSnow.com.