Currently we are watching for a potentially historic snowstorm to impact the region from Monday through Wednesday, but first we will have a calm before the storm, today will feature sunny skies and seasonable temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, perfect for cleaning up from yesterday's storm. As we head through this evening, mostly clear skies will become mostly cloudy skies, especially after midnight. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s.
To sum up, today is the quiet before the storm, with temperatures being quite seasonable, ranging from the mid to upper 30s statewide with sunny conditions. Temperatures fall back into the 20s this evening and clouds increase. An Alberta Clipper drops in from Canada and tracks through the Mid Atlantic then eventually off the mid Atlantic coast where it eventually start to phase and intensify into a strong low pressure system or "Miller B" and begins to track north and eastward where it eventually becomes nearly stationary at the 40/70 coordinate, or "benchmark". This low will be trapped between Atlantic blocking to the east and a strong higher pressure system to the north. The system will finally begin to dissipate later on Tuesday, basically just off of the Massachusetts coast. Snow could begin to fall as soon as late morning Monday, and become steadier and heavier toward dinnertime. The height of the snowfall looks to be late Monday night through early Tuesday afternoon, with additional accumulating snowfall impacting the area through lunchtime on Wednesday, where totals statewide look to be 16-24 inches with isolated higher totals. Main impacts from the storm, will be of course heavy, blinding snow which will make roads very treacherous or not drivable period. Wind, which not only has the ability to cause damage to trees and buildings etc, will cause blizzard conditions and dangerous wind chills. As with most nor'easters, the shoreline looks to be in danger of some coastal flooding as the rapidly intensifying low pressure system piles water into the Sound. Please heed all warnings from local media and National Weather Service about such impacts.