Snow-lovers will be sad to know that our projected weekend storm may not be as powerful as previously thought.
The latest forecast models have the storm being more of a NY/NJ/PA event. They may get a foot of snow, but it will be in a narrow band that might not even get to us at all. Some models still have us getting some (2-6") on Saturday, but others leave us with a dusting. We shouldn't get rain for the same reason we won't get a foot of snow- the storm center will be elsewhere.
At play will be two systems... an offshore coastal storm, an Alberta Clipper. This storm will hit us a glancing blow as it departs, and that will give us that 2-6" we spoke of earlier.
Of course, things could swing north or west and radically change our forecast. We will keep you updated as models change, and the models change frequently.
Speaking of which, we are entering into an active weather pattern that will roll 3 systems by us which could produce a lot of snow. They are currently projected for the 12th, the 16th, and the 20th. None are blockbusters, but all are solid snow proucers, and it could add up by the 20th. More on that later, too.
You see...sometimes we do weather because a blizzard or a hurricane is coming at Cape Cod and we're the Weather Desk... and sometimes, we do weather because we're the Sports Desk and we feel that you should know if there is a chance of sledding and snowball fights in the future. We're adults (well, except for Ellen, and she's actually the smartest of us), but we're also very young at heart.