SnowBrains Forecast: 5-10″ of Snow Possible For Northeast This Weekend From Strong Closed Low

Eric McNamee | | WeatherWeather
ECMWF Northeast Snowfall Map Through Sunday. Source:

Forecast By SnowBrains Meteorologist – Eric McNamee

12:35 PM MST, Jan. 14, 2021

Forecast Summary:

A strong closed low is expected to develop this weekend across the northeast, bringing 5-10″ of snow to higher elevations.

The intensity and track of the storm are still uncertain at this time, meaning snowfall amounts could change.

Conditions look to dry out heading into next week.

Resorts likely to get the most snow are Killington, Whiteface, Loon, and Sunday River.

Short-Term Forecast:


A strong closed low is expected to develop this weekend across the Northeast, bringing 5-10″ of snow to higher elevations.

This low is currently situated over the Ohio Valley but will track to the east today and be over the Northeast by tomorrow.

A lot of moisture and warm air will be associated with this low so snow may change over to rain at times, with all snow falling in the highest elevations and interior Maine.

Long-Term Forecast:


By Sunday afternoon conditions will clear out as the low move off to the east and driest air fills in over the region.

Conditions look to remain relatively dry Monday and Tuesday before another disturbance moves through Wednesday.

Snowfall totals ate uncertain at this time with this disturbance. 

Extended Forecast:

Wednesday and Beyond:

Global ensembles indicate precipitation being average in the extended period of the forecast, with above-average temperatures.

6-14 Day Probability of Precipitation Outlook. Source: NOAA
6-14 Day Probability of Temperature Outlook. Source: NOAA

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