Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Update

Major snow south of Montreal in southern New England

It is a frosty morning in Montreal with temperatures down below freezing across the region including -1C at Trudeau Airport and here on Ile Perrot. Partly sunny skies will prevail today with temperatures at 5C. The weekend for southern Quebec looks decent with chilly conditions, frequent cloudy periods, but dry weather is expected.

Weekend Snowstorm?
Yesterday was chilly and breezy with a heavy cloud cover all day as low pressure skirted across the middle Atlantic region. All the precipitation from this storm remained south of the border with up to 7 inches of snow in southern Vermont. That storm is now affecting Newfoundland with high winds and up to 10cm of wet snow across the Avalon this afternoon. While high pressure will keep us dry this weekend, another potent storm is taking shape along the US east coast. It is forecast to move north and eat and lie near Cape Cod by Saturday night. The storm will then rapidly move into Atlantic Canada. Already this morning Winter Storm Watches are in effect for southern interior New England for Saturday night. It looks like a 12 hour period of heavy wet snow is possible with up to 6 inches likely especially across the higher elevations of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.. At this time it appears the snow will stay south of Montreal but I will keep a close watch on this system today so check back here and on my twitter link for updates.

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