While the calendar is getting deeper into April with less than 2 weeks until the start of May, Old Man Winter doesn’t appear eager to leave: more heavy snow and freezing cold temperatures are expected in the northeast this week.
Tuesday will be the “quiet before the storm.” High pressure will temporarily provide the northeast with dry conditions, with clouds increasing from west to east late in the day.
A strong frontal boundary will bring a variety of weather to the northeast. Soaking rain and possible thunderstorms are expected on Wednesday, with a changeover to snow expected across the higher elevations and northernmost New England before ending early Thursday. Similar to last week’s April snowstorm, this next storm system could dump an area of 6″ or more snow.
While the snow will be restricted to northern New England and higher terrain in the northeast, much colder air won’t be as restrained in the wake of this storm. Temperatures will become unseasonably cold Thursday and Friday, with widespread freeze and frost conditions expected once again south into the Mid Atlantic.
Before it feels wintry, though, it will feel like spring on Wednesday though with that frontal passage: strong, potentially damaging wind gusts and severe thunderstorms with hail are also possible as the front initially crosses the region. While widespread river flooding is not expected at this time, there could be some localized stream or urban flooding in heavier rain showers.