After what turned out to be a rather spring-like week, there will be a return to generally more seasonable conditions as we move into the coming week. The storm that recently brought some rain to the region is also responsible for bringing that cooler air back. Temperatures heading into the weekend will generally be in the 30’s for most of the region.
Although there could be a few snow showers in the north, and perhaps a bit of accumulation from these snow showers at higher elevations, it will be pretty quiet as far as storms are concerned until late on Saturday. At that point, an Alberta Clipper system will dive out of Canada and head toward the southern portions of the region. A period of snow will accompany this storm as it tracks offshore. If the storm then hugs the coast, resorts further north and east will see some snowfall as well. However, there is also a good chance that the storm just heads harmlessly out to sea instead. Snowfall amounts will be on the light to moderate side, with 2-4 inches being the most likely widespread snowfall amounts.
Looking into the longer range, there is a storm starting to show up in the forecasting models for sometime around Wednesday the 20th. At this time, it appears that there are two possible scenarios with this particular system. Once solution shows the storm staying further west and tracking into the Great Lakes region, while the other produces a significant coastal storm. Of course, the latter is always better for producing snowfall in the northeast.
Although spring is just around the corner, it appears that Mother Nature may still have some more snow left to deliver!
Brian Clark is a Meteorologist for OpenSnow.com.
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