11-15-2018 AM Forecast

Good morning!

Expect a high around 32 today, with increasing clouds and a light wind.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from 7 PM to 7 AM. (Update 2 PM: Upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING. Now in effect 4 PM to 7 AM. The rest of the forecast is not changed.) Snow starts during the mid evening hours of 5-9 PM, and will ramp up in intensity causing travel problems with heavy snow going through the overnight hours. 4-7″ of snow is expected before a switch to sleet and freezing rain during the middle of the overnight hours, most likely in the 12 to 2 AM timeframe. This combination will make for extremely hazardous travel conditions, before a switch to plain rain with temperatures rising above freezing by 8 AM or so. Expect school delays as roads will be extremely dangerous, even for a time after temperatures rise above freezing.

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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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