Watching a Nor'easter...

Watching a Nor'easter... A dangerously cold air-mass pushes in tonight, which will chill pavements heading into a Nor'easter that arrives Sunday evening. This storm's track is too close for major snow, but this path also means we will get impacts regardless of shifts in the track. Therefore, plowable totals are virtually certain. Preliminarily, it should be a 2 - 5" type storm from the initial thump of snow that falls at near 1" per hour prior to sleet (ice pellets) turning accumulations dense. The onset intensity and cold temps prior to mixing over to freezing drizzle and pockets of plain drizzle will allow all surfaces to accumulate quickly. Precip lightens or even lulls near Monday morning, before the backside brings a risk to change back to snow (far less than the onset totals). The storm exits and winds pick up Monday afternoon, but watch for snow showers to develop in its wake.