Monday, April 14, 2014

Winds of Change

The winds of change are upon us ! They brought many 70's the past couple days and will bring other changes over the next couple of days but you may not like them this time.
A powerful early Spring cold front will be approaching the region Tuesday bringing with it scattered early downpours which will become more widespread as Tuesday wears on. Overall the entire region is prone to about an 1-1.5" of rain with a few isolated higher amounts possible, especially over Connecticut.  For this reason there is a  * Areal Flood Watch* is up.  And If you think the winds were strong today, wait till tomorrow and tomorrow eve.
They will scream from the south with gusts between 40-55 mph. A few isolated higher gusts are certainly possible over the hills and over Cape Cod & the Islands. I would expect at least widespread Wind Advisories to be issued for tomorrow shortly. For now though, Gale Warnings are up for the waters just off our coastlines from 2pm Tuesday through 6am Wednesday.  Gusts of this magnitude are certainly capable of isolated damage and power outages. As the strong cold front passes the region late Tuesday into Wednesday wind will shift to the west/northwest and still be gusty especially early on Wednesday as they usher in much colder air. Its during this time (late Tues night-early Weds) that some cold air aloft will creep in and marginal surface temperatures snow for may will bring the potential for heavy rain to turn to some wet snow flakes over the higher elevations and western Southern New England. Believe it or not the potential is there for a slushy inch or two ! Some wet flakes could even make it all the way to to the coast. Wednesday we are left with morning lows near freezing and high temperatures that will struggle to get of the upper 40's and low 50's with developing sunshine during the afternoon. A frost is likely Thursday am and again highs struggling to get out of the upper 40's and low 50's even with quite a bit of mid April sunshine. Quite impressive!   Cool weather looks to rule right into the coming weekend.    ~Anthony