Happy Spring, everyone! Well, not quite . . . but close. This is Gary, with a pretty quiet, but cool, forecast for the first few days of the new season.
Spring begins today with the Vernal Equinox happening at 12:15 PM. It will look like spring with lots of sunshine, but just not feel like it, as high temperatures will still be running about 10 degrees colder from where they should be for this time of year.
Wednesday will start out with sunshine, but then clouds will be on the increase for the latter half of the day. Those clouds are the outer edge clouds from the 4th Nor'easter this month, which will be battering the New England coast with wind and snow again. But this storm is going to stay away from us, in the inland areas, for the most part. Our southern-most counties may get clipped with maybe a dusting to an inch or so of snow Wednesday night into early Thursday, but that's about it. We will be getting some breezy conditions out of the north from this storm as it tracks up to our north & east.
As the storm departs, it will kick back a trough of low pressure that will keep things a bit unsettled for Friday & Saturday, with lots of clouds, and the chance for some snow showers, mainly in the mountains.
Then we'll clear out for Sunday & Monday as high pressure builds back into the northeast behind the departing storm.
Spring has sprung! Well, almost. -Gary