Cold, Snow – A Classic February Pattern Emerging

Discussion: A cold high pressure system is building into the Eastern 2/3’s of the continental United States. A cold front, associated with the storm that brought us our snow yesterday, has cleared the entire southeastern US except for the southern tip of Florida. In the upper levels, A long wave trough axis is situated over the central US.

Forecast: The surface high pressure system will gradually push to the east as will the trough. A few weak shortwave disturbances will move along this larger trough and across New England over the next few days. On Sunday a surface low will develop off the Carolina Coast and track northeast well offshore. A weak clipper system associated with an upper level shortwave trough will swing down from Canada behind it. This may bring with it enough moisture for some light snow across the New England region.

Temperatures will remain cold throughout the period with a reinforcing shot of cold air arriving for the beginning of the workweek. This remains a stormy weather pattern so while no major storms are anticipated in the immediate future, forecasts will have to be monitored closely between now and Valentines Day.

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