Decent Long Weekend Ahead! Plus Historic Snowstorm for the Other Coast...Feb 8th
High pressure has now built in just off the coast and will prevail through the weekend for dry weather.
Looks like there will be cloudy periods over the next few days but some good breaks for sun as well.
No snow here!
- Patchy fog will be possible over the next few mornings with an inversion building in and that may mean a quick drizzle Saturday am
- Overnight lows will drop down to zero over the next couple of nights but should rebound to seasonal afternoon highs (6)
- High pressure will begin to weaken early next week allowing showers to slide in for Monday & Tuesday
Southern Ontario Impacts
- As of 1 pm ET between 15-25 cm has already been reported across southern Ontario, with up to 30 cm around the Golden Horshoe. A snow emergency has been declared in Hamilton
- Heavy snow continues to fall with another 5-10 cm is still expected over the next 4 hours before it starts to taper off around 6 pm ET. Back edge of the storm is just moving through London right now
- Winds will continue to be gusty so white-out conditions will continue through the evening
Southern Quebec Impacts
- The leading edge of the snow with this system has spread as far east as Quebec City. Montreal has already picked up 11 cm but blowing snow ill be the real issue tonight
- Over southwest sections of Quebec, snowfall amounts will generally be up to 20-25 cm near the borders.. Due to the strong northeast winds accompanying this system, blowing snow will be an issue in several regions along the St Lawrence Valley beginning this afternoon and into this evening.
- Meanwhile, this Great Lakes storm is only just starting it's merge with the Texas Low...Heavy snowfall, strong winds and blowing snow and blizzard conditions will be the story for the Maritimes tonight & tomorrow
- Blizzard warnings are in place for all of NS, PEI and southern NB..along with storm surge warnings for the coast of NS
- Blizzard conditions are forecast to begin near midnight for western Maritimes and spread east by Saturday morning where they will continue most of the day.
- Total snowfall amounts of up to 40 centimetres are expected in these regions by Saturday evening for the Bay of Fundy region.
- Further inland and away from the Fundy coast 10-15 cm of snow is forecast with winds expected to gust up to 70 km/h. These conditions will give blowing snow with reduced visibilities Saturday morning and afternoon.
- The Texas Low has already started to bring the snow and high winds to the NE US coast during the midday hours
- Snow has started to become heavy over Connecticut and the worst of the storm will hit the Boston area late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning.
- Blizzard warnings are in effect from coastal Maine to northern New Jersey, including Portland, Maine, Boston, Hartford, Providence, to the New York City metro area and Long Island. As much as 40-70 cm may fall with the heaviest of the snow for Maine, Connectictu and upstate New York.. but heavy snow will also fall for metro NYC tonight
- Lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads nd other travel problems are likely to linger into much of the weekend.
- This has the potential to be a top 10 snowstorm all-time in Boston