Skies over the Lowcountry have been gray and gloomy this week and this most recent batch of heavy rain is all thanks to two areas of low pressure. This system brought early season snow to parts of Alabama and Mississippi.
The energy from these systems has pushed north into New England, interacting with it colder air from Canada.
Right now, temperatures across the north range from 15 to 20 degrees below normal.
These below-freezing temperatures and a stream of Gulf moisture resulted in the first snowfall of the season across the United States.
As the system moves northward It’s taking on more of a ‘Nor’easter form. These storms usually develop in areas between Georgia and New Jersey, within 100 miles east or west of the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service. These storms progress generally northeastward and typically attain maximum intensity near New England.
Forecasters say these storms bring precipitation in the form of heavy rain or snow, gale force winds, and, occasionally, coastal flooding to the affected regions.
With areas of heavy rain in place across the Carolinas, this event has already shown accumulating ice across parts of the Virginias and upwards of 6+ inches snow expected across portions of New England.