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Forecast: Light Snow On Tap For Wednesday

BOSTON — Cold weather continues with temperatures running up to 15 degrees below normal levels for this time of year each afternoon this week.

The weather will be mostly dry through Friday with the exception of a few periods of some snow showers crossing the area and dusting the ground with up to half an inch of snow. While snow is in the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and again Saturday, this appears to be of nuisance, not significant value.

High pressure will be in control today, but the origin of the high from Canada continues to provide the cold air. The wind will remain busy and drop wind chills into the teens and single digits at times during the day.

Another cold night lies ahead with temperatures falling well into the teens in most areas. A weak system without much moisture crosses New England Wednesday and brings with it a chance for a period of flurries or snow showers. Behind this, more cold air arrives especially Thursday night and Friday morning. Winds at the end of the week will be a factor making it feel even colder.

The start of the weekend looks dry and, of course, cold, but storms will develop late in the weekend or early next week. There is a high probability of a storm between Sunday and Tuesday, but the details of this won’t be known for several days.

Tuesday: Sunny this morning with some clouds this afternoon. Breezy at times. Highs of 24 to 29.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows of 12 to 19.

Wednesday: Snow showers in the morning. The commute should not be overly affected by the snow. Highs in the 20s.

Thursday: A chance of snow shower, but otherwise partly sunny and cold. Highs continue to be in the 20s.

Friday: Sunny but colder with highs in the lower 20s.

Saturday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s.

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