Most unpleasant aspect of March lies underfoot

Mud season. The annual climatic visitor to the New England scene, never fails to make an appearance in March, though its commencement, duration, and end vary considerably from year to year, much as spells of Indian summer weather do in the autumn. Solar rays have increased in strength as we approach the equinox next week. Overnight thaws become regular and help melt the ground frost from the surface downward, creating an ever-deepening wet, soggy ground.

There will be a pause in “mud season” for awhile as another stubborn trough gets hung  up over the northeast. Arctic fronts will give one last attempt to rush through our borders for the next two weeks, with some cold nights, snow showers, wet snow mixing with a cold rain every four days.

A lull, some brightening, then the bands

Don’t let this lull in activity fool you. The morning snow and occasional brightening of skies will be the forerunner to what’s to come later. Bands of heavy wet snow will roll in from the ocean through late afternoon, tonight and likely through tomorrow mornings rush hour. Eastern Connecticut will feel the brunt of this activity with central and western Connecticut seeing a little less accumulation of snow. A range of 4-10 inches could be on the ground by mid-morning On Friday. Tomorrows landscape will have a  “Currier & Ives” look to it.