Cape Cod Snow Storm Update

We'll give you a nice forecast range of nothing-to-6 inches...

You know that last winter was mild when the Weather folks at Cape Cod Today (me) get all worked up over 2-4" of snow in the forecast. However, it IS news, and it WILL matter to our readers, so here we go with another update.

Today will be mighty chilly. My door was frozen shut this morning, for instance. We'll get upper 30s today, then 20s tonight. Saturday starts cloudy, and then things get interesting.

A storm will form down South, and then head up towards us on Saturday. Whether it hits us directly or goes offshore (and how far offshore it goes) makes all the difference in the world in our forecast. If it goes offshore, we may not even get sprinkles, frozen or not. If it gets close, SE Massachusetts will get some shovel-worthy snow while everyone else gets Missed. If it doesn't veer at all, 6 inches of snow (or even a soaking, all-rain event as the storm draws in warm air) would be a conservative precipitation estimate.

I'm not sure if there will be any coastal flooding, but we'll know more as we solidify the track of the storm

Most everyone feels it will veer away to some extent. WHDH is giving Cape Cod 1-2" in a rain/snow mix, with the South Coast getting a more robust 4-6". WBZ is giving interior SE Massachusetts 1-3" with the Cape getting less as the storm pulls in milder air. WCVB had an awesome hour-by-hour snowfall forecast that may work on your computer better than it does on my Atari-era laptop. I did see us getting a dusting of snow while west of 495 had a 7.7" prediction. Mark Rosenthal on WXTK has a chance of morning snow and afternoon rain..

As for me... I love snow, have late Saturday and early Sunday off, and I would really love and would professionally benefit from a snowstorm. Therefore, we'll just get a dusting surrounded by heavy rain. My forecast is the same for the coastal South Shore. If I'm wrong, we'll be looking at snow starting around 10 AM, continuing all day, mixing with rain now and then, and only the Cold Miser knows how much snow we'll get. I kinda hope he drops heavy, personally.

Snow or rain... the Patriots game should be in the 20s for kickoff Sunday. We should also have some brutally cold winds. Miami will be hating it. The snow should be done by then, so don't bet on a Snow Bowl.

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