1-02-2018: Frigid Tuesday; Snowy Thursday Expected

Good morning!!
We will actually warm up quite a bit from our very frigid start. Granted, warming up quite a bit only brings us to a high of 16 degrees in this case, accompanied by mostly sunny skies and a west wind around 5 mph. Tonight will see mostly clear skies, with a low around 6, and a light southwest wind.
Tomorrow will warm to around 24 degrees, with sunny skies and a light southwest wind. As our Thursday storm nears closer, Wednesday night features a wind shift to the north, with skies turning cloudy and a low around 13.
Snow is expected on Thursday with 4-8″ looking like the most likely scenario at this point, starting in the morning around commute time and ending during the overnight hours on Thursday night. Temperatures will range in the mid teens to mid 20s during this storm, meaning higher snowfall ratios are likely.
After snow ends, temperatures drop to the mid to upper single digits late Thursday night. Friday will barely get out of the single digits, while Saturday morning will have lows similar to that of today and may not get too much above zero for the high. Even colder conditions are likely Saturday night (not currently depicted by this five day graphic).
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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