…After a mild, SOAKING rain, we’re going to return to winter over the next 24 hours…
Rain moved through the area on Monday and continued into Monday night, falling quite heavily throughout the evening and overnight hours – totaling upwards of three inches in many neighborhoods across the Cape.
The storm system responsible for the heavy rainfall is still impacting the area today (bringing more shower activity to the region) and will actually linger into Wednesday before finally pushing out to sea and allowing some drier weather to take hold on Thursday.
While Tuesday has started out cloudy and very mild, a cold front is gradually pressing eastward across the Northeast and will press offshore tonight, pushing the unseasonably warm air offshore and bringing a return to winter temperatures overnight and into Wednesday. At the same time cold air is building into the region, one last follow-up wave of moisture will lift north and eastward into the area. As a result, this final round of precipitation is expected to fall as snow.
With that in mind, expect any early morning rain to transition quickly to snow near or just after daybreak and for snow to fall at varying intensities through the morning hours and into midday…before tapering to flurries and light snow showers thereafter. Total snow accumulation should be on the order of 1 to 3 inches…and there could be some slushy, snow-covered roadways for a few hours so give yourself extra time tomorrow morning.