Elongated low pressure spinning to the south and west of the region this morning will slowly consolidate and wobble north and eastward over the next 24 to 36 hours, passing east of Cape Cod on Tuesday.
Initially, this somewhat fragmented storm center is producing intermittent light rain and drizzle over our area and up into Southeastern Massachusetts (light snow and flurries over deeper interior portions of New England) along with gusty east and northeast winds. Temperatures are in the 40s here on the Cape and will hold steady through much of the day today.
However, as the system shifts to our east and organizes late tonight and Tuesday, it will rotate a band of steadier precipitation back into the area. At the same time, colder air will be drawn south and eastward, allowing precipitation to transition back over to snow from northwest to southeast. That’s when things get a bit interesting.
It does appear as though we’ll have several hours – beginning between 5 and 7AM and continuing until late morning – of steady, if not heavy, snow falling around the area. At the same time, strong northerly winds will be blowing, creating low visibility and making for quite a wintry scene. While total snowfall locally should be manageable (generally looking like 1 to 3 inches…with perhaps a bit more near the Canal), there could be a few hours of tough travel during Tuesday morning. Stay tuned.