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Forecast: Sunny Skies Will Not Shift Cold, Snowstorm On Horizon

BOSTON — A pair of brilliantly sunny days are on the way, with readings suggesting a near 100 percent chance of the possible sunshine. Although it will be bright, the air is going to remain cold. Highs over the next two days are expected to stay in the mid-20s with little melting of the snow.

High pressure from Canada will slip eastward on Wednesday and allow a storm to move up the coastline. This storm will bring a mix of snow and rain to the area. Before the storm impacts southern New England it will bring the same variety of weather to areas like New York, Philadelphia and Washington. If you have travel plans Wednesday south of the area and Thursday around our area you may want to change them.

The storm will start as snow around the morning commute Thursday and the evening commute will be messy with rain and snow at the coast and heavy wet snow inland. The exact track of the storm will determine how much snow each area sees before any change to rain.

The ski areas will see a large snowstorm from this event, which is perfect timing for school vacation week next week.

Today: Sunny and cold with highs only in the mid 20s. A cold wind chill brings temperatures below zero at times.

Wednesday: Sunny, with highs again in the mid 20s.

Wednesday night: Becoming cloudy with snow beginning around the morning commute. Lows in the upper teens to mid 20s.

Thursday: Snow, mixing with and changing to rain along the coast and some inland areas. The track of the storm will determine snow amounts for your area. Highs 31-39.

Thursday night: Precipitation ending. Lows in the upper 20s.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35-40.

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