Well, you can’t get it all. For the last few weeks, cold air has been locked into New England, and this type of consistency is rare yet welcome for this area of the country. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much heavy snow to accompany the cold air, as most of the precipitation has stayed along the coast in in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The weather pattern over the next few days will bring more of the same, with chilly but moderating temperatures and chances for light snow. The first storm will move through on Friday, the last day of January, and will cover New England with snow showers and 1-3" of snow.
A stronger storm will push through on Sunday, but by then temperatures will have warmed somewhat, so there will be an issue with the rain/snow line. Southern New England might see liquid precipitation, while the northern half of New England measures a few inches of snow.
This storm also has implications for the Super Bowl being played near New York City on Sunday evening. At this point, I think the game will be mostly dry with just a stray snow flurry or raindrop.
Looking about a week ahead, a powerful storm will likely bring heavy precipitation to the entire area on February 5th and 6th, but due to its track, eastern and southern areas might see rain while northern and western mountains stay all snow. Hopefully the cold air can hang tough and the storm tracks just a bit further to the east.
Joel Gratz is a Meteorologist and the creator of OpenSnow.com.