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Weather by Tim Kelley

Updated 12/14/18

Another dose of Canada Cold is all used up.

Just in time for the weekend, we get two days in a row of warmer weather.

Preceded by a sprinkling of Friday night snizzle, the temperature goes above freezing for the first time in weeks both Saturday and Sunday.

It's a tough call on sky conditions, but we should be dry all weekend, with little in the way of wind. The lack of wind can be good or not so good. Sometimes we get one of those inversion clouds that settles in lower elevations on calm mornings. So we may be riding the tram up through a cloud to blue bird skies. But I think there is dry enough air for a few hours of unreal beauty each day, especially Sunday. It's a little like winning the weather lottery this weekend.

A week ago it looked like a lock for a wind whipped rainy weekend; it just goes to show how challenging it is to guess the weather around here. The storm ended up more than a thousand miles south of the 5-10 day predictions. Instead of a phasing of the northern and southern (jet) streams, we have a split flow with storms to our north and to our south.

The latest thinking is we have rain in southern New England Sunday as the trailing upper low pressure system moves from Texas to Cape Cod by Monday morning. Then we have a Bombogenesis of a storm over Nova Scotia Monday night. The Tuesday storm is in a perfect position to generate new cold in Canada and establish a 48 hour Jay cloud. Snow returns Monday and pounds all night and all day Tuesday; expect double digit accumulations with waist deep wind drifts, but lifts may not go to the top Tuesday due to 50+ mph breezes.

So the stash may be Wednesday. Wind and snow lets up briefly before more snow and wind comes back Thursday into Friday. At least it looks like snow from this standpoint. But let's not go too far here.

It’d be nice to say a few optimistic words about outlook for the holiday period, but we know better than that.

For now, cash in on this wining weekend lottery ticket.

-Tim