12-22-2017 Update #1

Good morning!
The forecast is still mostly on track.
Snow will truly start later this morning, totaling 2-5″ before switching to freezing rain just prior to midnight amid what is otherwise a quiet spot in precipitation. Today’s high will be 28, tonight’s low will be 27, and tomorrow’s high will be 32. Freezing rain at times tomorrow will total 0.15-0.30″ of ice, causing very bad travel. There will be some quiet spots in the precipitation at times, though, which may lessen the impact just a small amount (road crews catching a bit of a break). Freezing rain otherwise goes into the evening, before perhaps a brief switch to regular rain late tomorrow evening with mixed precipitation before ending as light snow or freezing rain shortly after midnight. Tomorrow night will have a low of 29, and the wind will turn northwest at around 5 mph after a calm wind for today, tonight and tomorrow.
Sunday will give us a chance to catch our breath a bit, as it will be partly sunny and 37, before some snow is likely on Sunday night and Monday – that’s right, a Christmas Eve and Christmas morning snow event! My first call is 2-4″ but that could go up a little bit. It does not look like a major storm, but a solid advisory level event is likely and that will likely give us a White Christmas for the first time since 2013. Beyond that, Tuesday is cold, but the rest of next week is even colder.
Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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