BOSTON — A pair of cold days is on the way with temperatures staying under the freezing mark for most, if not all of southern New England Thursday. Friday highs will be a couple of degrees milder, with Cape Cod and the Islands breaking the freezing mark by a degree or two.
It will be blustery the rest of the work week, making the cold air feel that much colder. A weekend storm is still on the way with snow likely for all areas, including Cape Cod, before a possible change to sleet/freezing rain and rain later Saturday night.
The trend with this storm is for a colder one and therefore, at this stage, snow looks to be the predominate form the precipitation will take. This won’t be a blockbuster snowstorm. The reason is the system will not intensify greatly as it passes Nantucket and moves out to sea early Sunday. Therefore, a light to moderate, not major amount of snow is likely.
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Thursday: Sunny with a chilly wind, slight chance of a midday snow shower. Highs 21-30 with the coldest temperatures in northern Worcester County. Boston should hit about 26.
Thursday night: Cold and blustery. Lows 8-12 inland and up north, 14-22 elsewhere.
Friday: Sunshine and still blustery. A bit less cold. Highs 23-34.
Saturday: Thickening clouds. Snow developing south to north in the afternoon and towards sunset. Temperatures 20-30, mildest on Cape Cod.
Saturday night: Snow, may mix with a change to sleet or rain especially along the coast and south of Plymouth.
Sunday: Snow and rain ending